Customs Re-open Nigeria’s Land Border With Niger Republic

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Nigerian Customs Service in Sokoto State on Thursday opened the land border between Nigerian and Niger Republic in the Illela Local Government Area of the state.

A statement signed and made available to Journalists by the spokesman of the command, Abdullahi Abubakar, said the Comptroller of Customs, Sokoto/Zamfara Command, Kamal Muhammed, announced the official reopening.

The statement further notes that the reopening followed directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who ordered the service and other security agencies to open both the land and air borders as well as immediately suspend all sanctions hitherto imposed on the county through ECOWAS, according to a statement 

“Sequel to the lift of sanctions on Niger Republic by ECOWAS and the subsequent directive by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the reopening of land and air borders with Niger Republic and lifting of other sanctions against the country with immediate effect.

“The Comptroller charged MDA’s and security agencies at the border station to give maximum collaboration to each other in the area of trade facilitation, information and intelligence sharing for safe, efficient and effective service delivery at the border.

“He further stated that the Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi commended the customs license agents and the Illela community for their patience and cooperation during the seven months border closure”

The statement further said the Comptroller assured the general public of a renewed and better service delivery while calling on them to abide by the import and export extant laws.

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