Adeleke Yusuf in Abeokuta
The Nigerian Government has announced the immediate reopening of four major land borders in the country, and these include: “Seme in the South-West, Ilela in the North-West , Maitagari in the North-West and Mfun in the South-South.
Penpushing reports that, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmad, disclosed this at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, adding that with the said borders reopened. “the ban on importation of rice, poultry and other banned products still subsists and will be implemented by border patrol team,”.
“I am here to just report that His Excellency, the President, approved the recommendations of the committee that I chaired with the Minister of Trade and Investment as member, Minister of Interior as member, Minister of Foreign Affairs as member, National Security Adviser as member and Comptroller General of Customs’.
‘This committee was mandated to review and advise on the reopening of the Nigerian borders and after recommendations, the president approved the reopening of four land borders, namely: Seme in the South-west part of the country, Ilela in the North-west part of the country, Maitagari in the North-west part of the country and Mfun in the South-south part of the country’,she said.
“So, these four land borders will be reopened immediately while the remaining borders are directed to be reopened on or before 31st of December, 2020. Mr. President has also directed on the reopening of the borders that while others are being reopened, the ban on importation of rice, poultry and other banned products still subsists and will be implemented by border patrol team.”
Penpushing also reports that the country’s border were Nigeria shut last year following coronavirus pandemic across the globe and had claimed millions of casualties and number of people who tested positive for the virus but narrowly escaped death .
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