President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate reopening of four land borders across the country.
The borders are Seme in Lagos, Illela in Sokoto , Maigatari in Jigawa and Mfun in the south-south.
Zainab Adamu, the Minister of Finance, said this at the end of the 28th virtual Federal Executive Committee (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
She said Buhari also directed other land borders to be opened by December 31, 2020.
Buhari had on December 8, 2020, revealed plans to reopen the land borders, explaining that the closure of the nation’s land borders was part of the efforts by the government to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs into the country.
“Now that the message has sunk in with our neighbours, we are looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible,” Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.