Nigeria has stipulated conditions for the total re-opening of its land borders with neighbouring countries.
The five point conditions will be communicated to Benin and Niger Republics within the next two weeks at a meeting with their relevant agencies
Good coming into the country from ECOWAS countries, according to the conditions, must henceforth have 30 percent input from their countries of origin within the sub region
Also, Nigeria will no longer allow goods imported by ECOWAS nations and repackaged for export into Nigeria.
These are some of the measures adopted at a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee of temporary partial closure of land borders in Abuja
Foreign affairs minister, Geofre Onyema, speaking at the end of the meeting, adds that goods being exported into the Nigerian Market from within the West Africa sub region, must also be escorted from the ports of member states to the Nigeria’s Border.
The Minister also says that warehouses located close to Nigeria’s borders must be demolished by the neighbouring countries, who are asked to relocate them to certain distances
Another demand is that the only travelling documents for anyone to enter Nigeria will henceforth be international passports and not other travelling documents
Nigerian customs service had said there is no date yet for the re-opening of Nigeria’s Border closed since last august
Central Bank of Nigeria is canvassing for two year closure of the land borders to curb inflow of illegal arms and contraband into Nigeria..