President Muhammad Buhari set to open Land Borders after assuring Nigerians via his Twitter handle earlier this evening.
According to him, the borders were closed as a result of the illegal smuggling of ammunition and drugs brought into the country.
In my meeting with State Governors today I explained that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling in of weapons & drugs. Now that the message has sunk in with our neighbours,we’re looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 8, 2020
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This development came in during the federal executive council meeting held in Abuja, consisting of the governors and vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.