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BREAKING: Nigeria’s land borders to be reopened soon – Minister

President Buhari


Nigeria, Abuja: Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday gave an indication that Nigeria’s land borders closed last year may be reopened soon.
This indication emerged when the minister, while briefing State House correspondents on Wednesday said the presidential committee set up on the border closure has completed its job and has recommended its reopening.
According to her, the committee would soon submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari, following which a formal pronouncement would be made on the matter.
Nigeria closed its land borders last year August in a bid to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into the country from neighbouring countries.

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