President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reopening of Seme and three other land borders.
This followed the submission of a report by the committee set up to examine the implications, led by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
Speaking to correspondents after Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa Abuja, the minister named the borders as Seme, Ilela, Maigatar and Mfun.
She said the others will reopen before December 31, 2020.
Ahmed said: “I am here to just report that His Excellency the president approved the recommendations of the committee that I chaired with the Minister of Trade and Investment as member, Minister of Interior as member, Minister of Foreign Affairs as member, National Security Adviser as member and Comptroller General of Customs.
“This committee was mandated to review and advise on the reopening of the Nigerian borders and after recommendations, the president approved the reopening of four land borders, namely: Seme in the South-west part of the country, Ilela in the North-west part of the country, Maitagari in the North-west part of the country and Mfun in the South-south part of the country.
“So, these four land borders will be reopened immediately while the remaining borders are directed to be reopened on or before 31st of December, 2020.