- The federal government has ordered the closure of all borders ahead of NASS and presidential election
- The order for the closure was conveyed to the Nigeria Immigration Service by the minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau
- The closure takes effect from Friday, February 22, to Sunday, February 24
The federal government has ordered the closure of the nation’s borders for Saturday, February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.
NAN reports that the comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, February 21, that the order was announced by minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd).
He said: “Further to the presidential and National Assembly elections taking place on February 23, 2019, the minister has directed the closure of all Nigeria’s Land Borders with effect from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2019.
“This is to restrict movements across the borders during the election days. The public is to take note and ensure compliance."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government had declared Friday, February 22, as public holiday to enable Nigerians prepare for the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, February 23.
The federal government through the Ministry of Interior declared the holiday on Wednesday, February 20. It however excluded bankers and those providing essential services from the holiday.
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