President Tinubu Orders Reopening of Borders with Niger Republic

Taiwo Ajayi
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President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has issued a directive to reopen Nigeria’s land and air borders with the Republic of Niger. The order also includes lifting other sanctions against Niger with immediate effect.

The directive, conveyed through a statement by the President’s media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, is in compliance with the decisions of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government at its Extraordinary Summit on February 24, 2024, in Abuja.


ECOWAS leaders had collectively agreed to lift economic sanctions against Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea.

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President Tinubu’s directive also lifts the suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between Nigeria and Niger, as well as the freeze on all service transactions, including utility services and electricity to Niger Republic. Additionally, the freezing of assets of the Republic of Niger in ECOWAS Central Banks will be lifted.

The statement further indicated that travel bans on government officials and their family members are also lifted.

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The same gesture has been extended to the Republic of Guinea, with the lifting of financial and economic sanctions.

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