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Closure Of Borders Ordered By Customs Comptroller-General

  • Bans Import, Export Of All Goods

ABUJA, NIGERIA - “For now, all goods, whether illicit or non-illicit, are banned from going and coming into Nigeria”

The above declaration was made by the Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service, retried Col. Hameed Ali, who, during a joint press briefing on joint border patrol that is codenamed ‘EX-SWIFT RESPONSE,” insisted that all import and export of goods from the nation’s land borders remain banned until there is an agreement with neighbouring countries on the kind of goods that should enter and exit Nigeria.

Retried Col. Hameed Ali explained that the measure is for the security agencies to be able to scan the goods entering the country.

Retried Col. Hameed declared that all goods must only enter through the legitimate air and seaports where they can undergo thorough scanning and certified fit for consumption.

Retried Col. Hameed Ali said: “We hope that by the time we get to the end of this exercise, we would have exactly between we and our neighbors agree on the type of goods that should enter and exit our country.

“For now, all goods, whether illicit or non-illicit, are banned from going and coming into Nigeria.

“Let me add that for the avoidance of doubt that we included all goods because all goods can equally come through our seaports.

“For that reason, we have deemed it necessary for now that importers of such goods should go through our controlled borders where we have scanners to verify the kind of goods and how healthy to our people can be conducted.”

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