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Not all land borders have been reopened- Customs boss

THE acting comptroller general of the Nigeria Customs Service, Wale Adeniyi stated that not all of the land borders that the federal government closed across Nigeria in 2018 have been reopened.

According to him, only six important land borders, were reopened in 2021.

Adeniyi stated this today following a private meeting with Bola Tinubu at the Aso Villa in Abauja.

The head of Customs informed State House journalists that efforts to examine the situation and achieve border security and regional integration are still ongoing.

The reopening of the borders, he pointed out, will be made public.

Adeniyi lamented the challenge of fuel smuggling across the borders, saying that the removal of petrol subsidy and the attendant increase in price of fuel will disincentivise fuel smugglers in the long run.

He added that with new policies by the government, the persistent challenge of smuggling of the vital commodity will diminish.

According to Adeniyi, the President and he also discussed how to make ports more user-friendly, promote exports, and guarantee 48-hour clearance of cargo near ports.

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