*Idiroko Border Remains Shut, Days After Scheduled Reopening

Nigeria’s land border at Idiroko in Ogun State still remain shut three days after its scheduled re-opening to other countries in west Africa Sub Region

Four of Nigeria’s major land borders at Seme, Mfum, Maitagari and Ilella, shut since August 2020, had already been re-opened by federal government, earlier in December 2020

Other land borders, including Idiroko at Nigeria-Benin republic borders, were scheduled for re-opening latest by December 31, 2020

But three days after, the Idiroko border in Ogun West is yet to re-open, thereby causing anxiety in the border communities, which depend on trading between Nigeria and ECOWAS countries through the border

Spokesman of Ogun one command of Nigeria Customs Service, Hammed Bukoye Oloyede, confirming the development, told Rockcity FM correspondent, Yemi Eniola, that they are still awaiting further directive from the agency’s headquarters in Abuja

According to him, the shut border will be re-open immediately when an appropriate order is received on the issue

The closure of the Idiroko border has had adverse effects on the Ogun State’s border communities, forcing them to depend largely on smuggled goods which passed through the axis

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