Immigration orders personnel to resume at Nigeria-Niger border post

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Abuja, March 15, 2024 – Kemi Nandap, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, has directed all personnel deployed to the Nigeria-Niger border to resume work immediately.

Nandap gave the directive in a statement signed by Mr Kenneth Kure, the Acting Service Public Relations Officer.

The order follows an earlier order by the Federal Government for the reopening of the borders between the two countries which were shut down in conformity with the decision of ECOWAS.

The ECOWAS had imposed sanctions on the Niger Republic, including the closure of land and air borders, following the coup that ousted President Mahmed Bazoum.

However, on Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu directed the opening of Nigeria’s land and air borders with the Republic of Niger.

He also directed the lifting of other sanctions against the country with immediate effect.

President Tinubu also approved the lifting of financial and economic sanctions against the Republic of Guinea.

The Immigration boss directed all Comptrollers stationed at states and border commands along the Nigeria-Niger Republic border to comply promptly and lift all restrictions on human movement.

The CGI assured that the service would continue to facilitate safe and orderly border crossings while upholding the integrity and security of Nigeria’s borders. (GBN)

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