President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what will determine the reopening of partially closed Nigeria border recently. According to him, It is by report of the tripartite committee made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic, Daily Times report.
Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president stated this during a meeting with the President of Burkina Faso on Friday. He explained that Nigeria’s decision to partially close the border was purely to safeguard its national security.
Buhari reportedly said: “Our major problem is security; the inflow of weapons, ammunition and drugs. We have witnessed a decline in banditry using such weapons since the partial closure of the border.
“Also, our farmers are now able to sell their rice since we stopped the inflow of foreign rice, usually dumped in the country.”
President Buhari said Nigeria was very much mindful of the concerns of neighbouring countries on the issue, assuring that his administration will find an early and enduring solution. “I will work as fast as I can as soon as I receive the report,’’ the President added.
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