Nigeria’s borders to remain shut till Neighbouring countries comply – FG

The closure of Nigeria borders was borne out of the need to curb illegal migration of persons, food and other contraband importation says Comptroller General of Customs, Hammed Ali.

Ali in an address during a visit to Maigatari border in Jigawa State lamented the easy illegal migration of individuals because Nigerian borders are porous.

He said, “Most of the criminals are not citizens of Nigeria. They come in at will and go out at will because our borders are so porous. They come and create havoc and they disappear.”

Ali stated that Nigeria’s borders would remain closed until neighbouring countries comply with its importation protocol, adding that Nigeria has enough food and is willing to go to all extent to ensure its borders are no longer porous.

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