President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the immediate re-opening of four land borders.
The four borders include; Seme (South-West), Illela (North-West), Maigatari (North-West), and Mfun Border (South-South).
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed made the announcement at the end of the 28th virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday
She explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was part of the efforts by the government to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs into the country.
Ahmed said the presidential committee set up on the matter had completed its job and had recommended the reopening of the borders.
According to her, other borders would be reopened before December 31, 2020.
Nigeria had in August 2019 closed its land borders to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into country from neighbouring West African nations.