The Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday issued an order for the immediate opening of four land borders in the country.
The Minister of Finance made Buhari’s directive public at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting.
The Land borders included to be opened are those at, Seme in the Southwest, Illela in Sokoto State, Maigatari in the Northwest, and Mfun in the Southsouth.
Recall that due to security concerns, Buhari decided to order for the closure of Nigeria’s land borders.
But the president on December 8, 2020, expressed optimism of reopening the borders.
Buhari disclosed that the closure of borders was aimed at curbing the smuggling of weapons and drugs into Nigeria.
He had stated this at a security meeting with members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.