Border closure extended till January 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the extension of border till 31 January 2020, the border closure extended till January 2020 was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In October, after an earlier closure of its borders with its western neighbour, the Republic of Benin in August, Nigeria had closed all land borders with neighbouring countries.
This was revealed in a memo by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Enforcement Officer, Mr Victor Dimka, dated November 1, 2019.
He went ahead to said that the continuing closing of boundaries has reported an “overwhelming success,” but admitted that there are still some targets to be accomplished, leading to the extension.
The memo read:
I am directed to inform you that it is observed that despite the overwhelming success of the operation, particularly the security and economic benefits to the nation, a few strategic objectives are yet to be achieved.
Against this background, Mr President has approved an extension of the exercise to January 31, 2020.
Consequently, you are requested to convey the development to all personnel for their awareness and guidance.
Meanwhile, allowances for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension will be paid as soon as possible.
This is for your information and necessary action, please.
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