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After 32 months of closure , president ,Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the re-opening of four additional land border posts closed.
PLATFORM TIMES recalled that the border was closed in August ,2019 as part of a policy geared towards efforts to prevent the smuggling of illegal arms, food & agricultural products to stimulate local production.
PLATFORM TIMES obtained a circular released on Friday by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), signed by the Deputy Comptroller General of Customs, E.I Edorhe on behalf of the Customs CG.
The circular revealed that Idiroko, Jibiya, Kamba and IKon borders should be re-opened with immediate effect.
The circular titled: ‘Re-opening of four additional Nigerian border posts’ read “Sequel to the Presidential directive dated 16th December 2020, granting approval for phased Re-opening of land borders namely Mfun, Seme, Illela, and Maigatari borders across the country, I am directed to inform you that four additional borders listed below have been approved for re-opening.
“The newly approved borders for Re-opening are Idiroko border post in Ogun State, Jibiya border post in Katsina State, Kamba border post in Kebbi State, and IKon border post in Cross River State.