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Buhari Approves Reopening Of Idiroko, Three Other Land Borders

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate reopening of four additional land borders.

The President had in December 2020 opened the Seme, Mfun borders in the Southwest, Ilela, and Maigatari borders in the Northwest.

It was reported that the additional border posts which have been reopened are Idiroko (Ogun State), Jibia (Katsina State), Kamba (Kebbi State), and Ikom (Cross River State).

Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, EI Edorhe, disclosed this in a circular on Friday issued on behalf of the Comptroller General of Customs.

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The circular, which copied all Assistant Comptrollers-General/Zonal Coordinators, Area Controllers, Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit & Marine Commands, Comptroller, Customs Intelligent Unit, JBPT Sector Coordinators, Strike Force Commanders, and Heads of Units, added, “Above is forwarded for your information and compliance.”

Read the circular below:

“Sequel to the Presidential directive dated 16 December 2020 granting approval for the phased reopening of land borders namely: Mfum, Seme, Illela, and Maigatari borders across the country, I am directed to inform you that four additional borders listed below have been approved for re-opening: Idiroko border post, Ogun State (South-West Zone), Jibiya border post, Katsina State (North-West Zone), Kamba border post, Kebbi State (North-West Zone) Ikom border post, Cross River State (South-South Zone).

“Consequently, all Customs formations and JBPT are to take note and ensure that proper manning takes place in compliance with extant operational guidelines,” the memo said.


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