The President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government as reported by ngg.ng yesterday set January 31,2020 as a date for the reopening of the closed borders.
Today, the president has however set conditions that Niger and Benin Republics must adhere to before the borders can be reopened for exports and imports to continue smoothly across borders.
According to the Nation report, the Federal government has insisted that ECOWAS member countries must respect rules of origin, vowing that Nigeria will no longer tolerate repackaging of imported goods.
The federal government further said that any imported goods from ECOWAS member countries must have 30% local inputs.
The Buhari Federal Government through the Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyema, maintained that goods imported for Nigeria market must be escorted directly from the port of member states directly to the borders.
This Information was available through Press Briefing by the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Temporary Partial Closure of Land Borders held at the Ministry, today, Monday 4th November, 2019.