Nigeria Immigration Service Lifts Restrictions on Nigeria-Niger Border

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has lifted restrictions on movement at the Nigeria-Niger border, following a directive from the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Kemi Nandap.

The CGI’s directive, issued in Abuja on Thursday, came in response to an earlier order by the Federal Government to reopen the borders between the two countries. The borders had been closed in line with the decision of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) following the coup that ousted President Mahamed Bazoum in Niger Republic.

In compliance with the Federal Government’s directive, Nandap instructed all Comptrollers stationed at States and Border Commands along the Nigeria-Niger Republic border to promptly lift all restrictions on human movement.

The statement from the NIS emphasized the importance of facilitating safe and orderly border crossings while maintaining the integrity and security of Nigeria’s borders.

The move reflects Nigeria’s commitment to regional cooperation and adherence to ECOWAS decisions, while also ensuring the smooth flow of people and goods across the Nigeria-Niger border.

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