Federal government re-opens Nigeria’s borders

The Federal Government has ordered the re-opening of Nigeria’s borders earlier shut due to the general elections.

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, disclosed in a statement on Saturday that the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, gave the directive following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to next week Saturday, Daily Post reports.

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Federal government re-opens Nigeria’s borders


The statement read:

“Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), has ordered the re-opening of all the land borders earlier closed due to the postponement of the elections earlier scheduled for February 16, 2019.

“Nigeria Immigration Officers will continue their normal border control and patrol duties to ensure that all persons crossing our land, air and sea borders travel with a valid and genuine document and also pass through recognised routes.”

The service had earlier deployed its rapid response squad and other personnel numbering over 10,000 to the land borders and the hinterland as part of measures to prevent infiltration of the country by foreigners.

43 Comments

  1. If APC like they should import outsiders for this election, if truly God exist , they will still fail. By God’s grace.

  2. The elections has affected individuals and corporate bodies in lots of ways. Reopening the borders won’t undo what had been done. Now they have to do it again next week.

  3. It is the right thing to do, let it be open so that businesmen and also traveller can have access to travel out of the country

  4. Okay. That’s the right thing to do. The borders should be reopened pending the time elections may start.

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