Border closure failed to achieve objectives  — Prof Asiwaju (2)


Border closure failed to achieve objectives — Prof Asiwaju
Emeritus Professor Anthony Asiwaju

Read the first part of this interview HERE; it focused on the management of the nation’s borders. In this concluding part, Profesor Asiwaju insists that the unilateral border closure was completely counterproductive.

By Yinka Kolawole

IN Imeko, my own equivalent of Buhari’s Daura, the local business community whose operators have their filling stations located within less than 20 kilometres of the border, and Ilara where existing petrol stations had mushroomed over the years, have speedily found their way round the problem and have flourished and prospered by investing in putting up new and reasonably profitable filling stations along the Imeko – Abeokuta autoroute, on locations safely more than the 20-kilometre spatial limit from the border.

As at the time of border closure in August 2019, there was only one existing filling station that escaped the ban. By the time of reopening, 15 new competing stations have been along less than five…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper