The federal government of Nigeria on Monday, November 4, said that until member nations of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) respect rules of origin, it will not reopen its land borders.
This is as Godfrey Onyema, the minister of foreign affairs, said that all goods exported into Nigeria from ECOWAS countries must have not less than 30% local inputs, The Nation reports.
Onyeama added that such goods must be escorted directly from the port of member nations directly to Nigerian borders.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the date for reopening of Nigerian borders.
The date was fixed by the presidency as Wednesday, January 31, 2020. This was revealed by the comptroller of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in charge of enforcement, Victor David Dimka.
Dimka said that the closure was extended due to the fact the federal government was yet to achieve its objectives for the move.
He went on to say that allowance for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension would be refunded in no terms.
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