Monday, November 04, 2019 / 09.00AM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong / Header Image Credit: Business Elites Africa
The Federal Government is set to extend the current border closure to January 31st, 2019.
This was contained in a circular signed by Dimka V.D Comptroller(Enforcement) to all Sector commanders of the Nigeria Customs Service.
The FG stated that despite the overwhelming success of the operations, which has translated to security and economic benefits there are still strategic objectives that are yet to be achieved.
The extension by the Federal government is to be complied with by all personnel in the Customs service.
So far, since the border closure by the Nigerian government, neighbouring countries like Ghana and Benin have been making appeals for the decision to be reconsidered.
The justification for the border closure by the Federal Government is to amongst others, curb smuggling, tackle illicit trade and strengthen security for the nation.
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