President Muhammadu Buhari has said that no date has been fixed for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders, adding that the closure would remain until the situation is improved.
Explaining further, the president disclosed that since the closure, the country’s fuel domestic consumption had dropped by more than 30 per cent.
The president dropped the hint on Monday while addressing a delegation of Katsina State Elders Forum in his country home in Daura, Katsina State.
“Farmers must be protected, dishonesty is deep-rooted in the country. Otherwise the border closure would not have been warranted.
“The restriction was a temporary measure as the Nigerian Customs Service needed to ascertain outlets involved in real sale of products and those being used for smuggling,” he said.