Reopen Nigeria-Niger Border Immediately- Immigration Boss Orders Personnel

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, CGI, Kemi Nandap has ordered her officers to reopen Nigeria-Niger Republic border immediately.

Her order came after President Bola Tinubu lifted sanctions on Niger Republic.

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

The order followed the reopening the borders between the two countries, which were closed in conformity with the decision of ECOWAS.

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

President Bola Tinubu ordered the reopening of the borders on Wednesday.

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Following the development, 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.

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