On Wednesday, the Minister of Economy, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced President Muhammad Buhari’s proposal to reopen Nigeria’s land boundaries.
Since August 2019, the federal government has ordered the land boundaries to be closed.
Last year in an attempt to curb illicit shipments of narcotics, small arms and agricultural products into the country from neighboring West African nations, Nigeria closed its land boundaries.
While speaking to State House correspondents on Wednesday, the Minister announced that the presidential committee set up on the matter had concluded its work and had proposed that the borders be reopened.
Ahmed added that with the hope of a formal statement on the subject, the committee would forward its report to Buhari.
However she has not announced how soon the boundaries of the country will be reopened.