2023 Elections: Immigration Comptroller General, Idris Orders 24-Hour Border Closure

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Isah Jere Idris, yesterday ordered the closure of the country’s borders throughout Saturday for the presidential and National Assembly elections.

NIS Chief gave the directive to command comptrollers across the country in a circular shared on Twitter verified handle of the Service. 

The circular titled ‘Border Closure for the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Elections’ read: “The Federal Government has directed the total closure of all Land Borders effective from 00:00 hours on Saturday 25th February, 2023 to 00:00 hours Sunday, 26th February, 2023.

“Accordingly, all Command Comptrollers especially those in the Border States are to ensure strict enforcement of this directive.”


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