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Lagos Lawmaker Lauds FG’s Decision To Close Land Borders

Bernard Femi

The lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency 1, Bisi Yusuf, has commended the federal government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on its decision to close all land borders.

He noted that the closure of the nation’s land borders will curb the menace of turning the country into a dumping ground.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the closure of the borders in October till January 31.

While some experts say it would be a good thing for the country if the border closure is maintained for decades, others insist that the border closure is not a good idea, as other countries may punish Nigeria in future.

Yusuf noted that countries sharing a border with Nigeria have been trying in one way or another to convince the president to reverse his decision. The closure of the nation’s land borders will prevent grains and domestics products from being smuggled into the country, as well as weapons and dangerous items, according to Yusuf.

Further citing examples of the United States of America and Canada increasing the security at their borders, Yusuf stated that the border closure is not against foreigners coming into the country but against them bringing in any illegal goods.