The Minister of Finance,Zainab Ahmed, in an interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday 25th said that the presidential committee set up on the matter, has completed its job and had recommended reopening of the borders.
Recall that the nation’s land borders have been closed since August 2019. She said the committee would soon submit its report to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), following which a formal pronouncement would be made on the matter.
The minister did not, however, disclose when the report will be submitted and how soon the land borders will be reopened.
Nigeria had in August 2019 closed its land borders to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms, and agricultural products into Nigeria from neighbouring West African countries.