The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , has approved the immediate reopening of four of Nigeria’ s land borders .
The Minister of Finance , Budget and National Planning , Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council , said rice and poultry products remained banned .
The Federal Government had in August 2019 closed its land borders to curtail smuggling .
The four affected borders, according to the minister , are Seme border in South- West , Ilela border in the North – West , Mfun border in the South -South and Maigatari border in the North-West.
She said others would be reopened on or before December 31, 2020.
She added that the ban on the importation of commodities such rice and poultry products was still in force despite the reopening.