Businesses Express Support for FG’s Extension of Border Closure to Jan 2020


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  • Reopening depends on attainment of govt’s objectives, say Customs

Iyobosa Uwugiaren, Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja and Eromosele Abiodun, Dike Onwuamaeze, Chris Uba in Lagos 

Business leaders and other stakeholders have expressed support for the decision by the federal government to extend the closure of all the country’s land borders to its neighbours to January 31, 2020.

The Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) commended the federal government, saying it is an indication that the government has the progress of Nigerian business community at heart.

They were reacting to the approval given by President Muhammadu Buhari for the extension of the joint border operations code-named “Exercise Swift Response,” which has necessitated the total shutdown of land boundaries.

In line with the president’s new order, the land borders will now be…

Source: Thisday Newspaper