By Mukwuzi Joseph
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate opening of four land borders.
The borders are Seme in the southwest, Illela in Sokoto State, Maigatari in the northwest, and Mfun in the south-south.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Finance at the end of the 28th virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday.
The President also directed other land borders to be opened by December 31, 2020.
According to a tweet posted on the President’s official Twitter handles,
”President Buhari has directed the immediate opening of four land borders: Seme, Illela, Maigatari, and Mfun.”the tweet read
The borders have been closed since August 2019. According to the Federal government, the borders were closed so as to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into country from neighbouring West African nations.