I won’t reopen borders now — Buhari tells Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari states resuming of the land borders will not occur up until the last report of a committee established on the matter is sent and thought about.

He stated this the other day while holding a bilateral conference in London at the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 with President Nana Akufo-Addo ofGhana

Buhari stated the partial closure of Nigeria’s borders was not triggered entirely due to the fact that foodstuff, especially rice, were being smuggled into Nigeria; however likewise due to the fact that arms and ammo along with controlled substances were being transported intoNigeria

He stated he might not open his eyes and see youths being damaged through inexpensive controlled substances, and jeopardized security triggered by unchecked increase of little arms.

“When most of the vehicles carrying rice and other food products through our land borders are intercepted, you find cheap hard drugs, and small arms, under the food products. This has terrible consequences for any country.”

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He stated it was regrettable that the partial border closure was having “negative economic impact on our neighbours,” however included that“we cannot leave our country, particularly the youths, endangered.”

The president stated the Sahel area was awash with little arms accounting for extreme security difficulties in Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger andNigeria

“We are in fact the biggest victims. We will get things sorted out. Our farmers, especially those who grow rice, now have a market, and are happy, and we are also concerned about hard drugs and weapons. Once the committee comes up with its recommendations, we will sit and consider them,” he said.

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President Akufo-Addo, while revealing understanding of the requirement for Nigeria to secure her people, advocated“an expedited process, because the Nigerian market is significant for certain categories of business people in Ghana.”

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