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No date yet for border reopening, says FG

No date yet for border reopening, says FGThe Federal Government has yet to decide a terminal date when the country’s border will be reopened to neighboring countries.

The Federal Government had in August closed its borders to neighboring countries in an exercise code-named operation Exercise Swift Response.

The action which had resulted into joint border operations by a combined team of security agencies had been greeted by mixed reactions from stakeholders

While some stakeholders had described the border closure as a move in a positive direction, others had described it as a setback for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Speaking during an interview with journalists on Monday in Abuja, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum said the Federal Government had held strategic meeting with Benin Republic and Niger to reach an agreement on modalities for the border reopening.

She said one of the fallouts of the meeting was the setting up of a joint border patrol team made up of security personnel from customs, airforce and other security agencies.

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