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Border closure, meant to compel neighbouring countries to adhere to protocols, says Ali

The Federal Government implemented the border closure policy to send a message to Nigeria’s neighbouring countries. The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hameed Ali, made the disclosure in Abuja on Sunday. He was speaking at a special interview session at the headquarters of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Ali explained
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Borders closure not ‘sustainable strategy’ against COVID-19 ― WHO

Keeping borders closed to halt the spread of COVID-19 is unsustainable, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging countries to adopt comprehensive strategies based on local knowledge of where the virus is spreading. Border closures and travel restrictions remain an important part of many countries’ strategy to combat the novel coronavirus. At the same time,
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Border Closure Review: Benefits still outweigh losses — Shippers Council

By Godfrey Bivbere AGAINST the backdrop of the diversion of cargoes to seaports of other West African countries following the closure of Nigeria’s borders, the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, has disclosed that a recent policy review meeting has concluded that the benefit of the closure so far outweighs the losses. Some stakeholders had told Vanguard Maritime
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Gov Abdulrazaq backs FG’s border closure policy

By Demola Akinyemi, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday hailed the border closure policy of the Nigerian government, saying regional economic agreements should not be an excuse to dump goods on or compromise the security of the country. AbdulRazaq said Kwara would continue to support the government policy, including offering necessary supports to
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Nigeria has benefited from border closure – Buhari

Johnbosco Agbakwuru -Abuja PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday the partial closure of Nigerian borders has been beneficial to the country. He also expressed his administration’s willingness to implement the decision of the tripartite committee comprising Nigeria, Benin, and Niger on the partial closure of the country’s land border as soon as the report is
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