BREAKING: President Tinubu Directs Immediate Reopening Of Land And Air Borders With Niger Republic

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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President Bola Tinubu has ordered the reopening of Nigeria’s land and air borders with the Republic of Niger.

He has also instructed the removal of any other sanctions against the country, effective immediately.

“President Tinubu has also approved the lifting of financial and economic sanctions against the Republic of Guinea,” read a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

The statement is titled ‘Nigeria opens land and air borders with Republic of Niger, lifts other sanctions.’

Tinubu’s instruction follows the recent decision by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government to remove economic and travel restrictions on Niger, Mali, and Guinea during their special summit on February 24, 2024, in Abuja.

ECOWAS leaders agreed to lift economic sanctions on Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea

As a result, the President has ordered that the following sanctions placed on the Republic of Niger be withdrawn immediately:

“Closure of land and air borders between Nigeria and Niger Republic, as well as ECOWAS no-fly zone on all commercial flights to and from Niger Republic.

“Suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between Nigeria and Niger, as well as a freeze of all service transactions, including utility services and electricity to the Niger Republic.

“Freeze of assets of the Republic of Niger in ECOWAS Central Banks and freeze of assets of the Republic of Niger, state enterprises, and parastatals in commercial banks.

“Suspension of Niger from all financial assistance and transactions with all financial institutions, particularly EBID and BOAD.

“Travel bans on government officials and their family members,” the statement read.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.