Border Closure: “January 31 Is Not The Terminal Date.”- Customs.


The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) says all Nigerian land borders will remain partially closed and that no date has been set for their reopening.

The Customs reacted to a news story in the media which referenced an internal memo of the agency setting January 31, 2020 as date for the reopening of the borders which were abruptly closed in August.

Mr. Joseph Attah, spokesman of the agency however Sunday explained that the internal memo referred to did not set any date for the reopening of the borders.

He noted that the memo was only referring to the terminal date of the Joint Security EX SWIFT Response, which was inaugurated to enforce the closures.

Attah insisted that the partial boarder closure would last till the achievement of its set objectives.

“Please note that the internal memo is referring to the end of this phase of the joint security Ex Swift Response and NOT a terminal date for the partial border closure.

“Security operation of this kind is usually in phases.

“The partial border closure will continue until the set objectives are achieved,” the statement said.


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