Nigeria: President Buhari opens land border at Seme, Illela, Maigatari, and Mfun

December 17, 2020 The Africa Report 0 Comments

The Nigerian president has opened the land border at Seme, Illela, Maigatari, and Mfun. The land borders were closed to goods in August 2019, with partial openings and closings for people prompted by the coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020. In a recent meeting with the ruling APC party chieftans, President Buhari had promised the border would be opened ‘as soon as possible’. Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu said that the ‘message had sunk in’ to neighbouring countries used as a base for smuggling into Nigeria. That message was largely intended for Benin. Read More.

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