Buhari orders reopening of land borders

Buhari orders reopening of land borders

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate reopening of four land borders.

The borders are Seme in Lagos state, in the southwest, Illela in Sokoto State, Maigatari, Jigawa state both in the northwest, and Mfun in Cross river state in the south-south.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed at the end of the 28th virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday.

The President also directed other land borders to be opened by December 31, 2020.

Buhari had on December 8, 2020, revealed plans to reopen its land borders.

He explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was part of the efforts by the government to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs into the country.