The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says the Federal Government has stepped up measures to address challenges of smuggling and insecurity at the nation’s borders.
Onyeama stated this, in Abuja, after a joint ministerial meeting with his Agriculture and Rural Development counterpart Audu Ogbeh, over cross border issues.
The joint ministerial meeting was held in preparation for the forthcoming tripartite anti-smuggling committee meeting comprising Nigeria, Benin, and Niger Republic.
Also at the meeting were the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service Mohammed Babandede and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali.
The Minister Expressed the current administration’s determination to holistically address the issues by working with neighbouring countries. He said that the current efforts aimed at tackling smuggling in the borders of the affected countries would yield results.