Nigeria: land border closure until end January 2020

Nigeria: land border closure until end January 2020

Nigeria’s land borders will stay shut until end of January 2020, in an effort to curb smuggling and prevent the illegal movement of goods via the country’s land borders.

The recent border closure announcement by Nigeria’s president President Muhammad Buhari has caused great concern among traders from Ghana, that have been affected greatly by the measure.

Weetracker reports that members of Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) have stormed markets and shut down shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana. GUTA is calling on the Nigerian government to let Ghanaian traders stuck inside Nigeria to move out with the products back to Ghana.

The organization wants Nigeria to give Ghana traders one week to move out with their goods to their destinations in other West African countries.

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