Nigeria-Niger Border Reopens Following Presidential Directive

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Kemi Nandap, has instructed all personnel deployed to the Nigeria-Niger border to resume their duties, in accordance with a directive from President Bola Tinubu to reopen the borders with the Republic of Niger.

The directive, conveyed in a statement by the Acting Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. Kenneth Kure, follows the Federal Government’s decision to lift sanctions and reopen the borders between Nigeria and Niger. These sanctions were imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in response to the coup that ousted President Mahmed Bazoum in Niger.

President Tinubu’s directive also includes lifting financial and economic sanctions against the Republic of Guinea. The decision signals a move towards normalizing relations with neighboring countries and fostering regional cooperation.

Consequently, the Comptroller-General of Immigration has instructed all Comptrollers stationed at States and Border Commands along the Nigeria-Niger Republic border to promptly lift all restrictions on human movement. The aim is to facilitate safe and orderly border crossings while ensuring the integrity and security of Nigeria’s borders.


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