FG to reopen Land Borders January 31, 2020


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Land Borders will be reopened  on the 31st of January,  2019. This was contained in a Circular signed by the Comptroller of Customs,  Victor David Dimka based on the instructions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The President who has been impressed so far with the success recorded from the land borders closure,  has said that the borders will remain closed till the end of January 2020.

The Nigerian Customs Service has issued a circular to this effect.

The Circular which was dated November 1, 2019 (NCS/ENF/ABJ/221/S.45) addressed to Sector Coordinators, joint border operations drill (Exercise Swift Response), reads;

“I am directed to inform you that it is observed that despite the overwhelming success of the operation, particularly the security and economic benefits to the nation, a few strategic objectives are you to be achieved.

“Against this background, Mr President has approved the extension of the exercise to January 31,2020.

“Consequently, you are requested to convey the development to all personnel for their awareness and guidance.

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“Meanwhile, allowance for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension will be paid as soon as possible.

“This is for your information and necessary action, please.”

Recall the Land Borders  were closed on August 20, 2019 in a joint border operation codenamed  “Exercise Swift Response”

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