The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS has clarified that there is no date yet for the reopening of borders that have been partially closed since August.
The explanation came on the heels of a social media report that the borders would be reopened on January 31st.
The report referred to a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Customs, setting January 31st 2020, as the terminal date for the border-closure.
The Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah explained that the internal memo the online media quoted did not set any date for the reopening of the borders. He said the memo was only referring to the terminal date of the joint security outfit, Ex Swift Response.
Attah maintained that the partial border
closure would last till the achievement of its set objectives.