Dr Ken Ukaoha, a trade and economic development advocate, has urged ECOWAS to ensure that trade and border-related laws and policies within West Africa are implemented dutifully. He made the call on Saturday in Abuja while reacting to the reopening of four land borders by the Federal Government on Wednesday. Nigeria shut its land borders on Aug. 20 to stave smuggling and worsening security issues. The land borders approved for immediate re-opening were Seme in the Southwest, Ilela in the Northwest, Maigatari in the North-West and North-Central, and Mfun in the South-South. Other borders will reopen on or before Dec. 31. Read More.