Nigeria-Niger Border: Immigration boss directs personnel to resume duty immediately

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, CGI, Kemi Nandap, has directed all personnel deployed to the Nigeria-Niger Republic border to resume work immediately.

Nandap gave the directive in a statement signed by the Acting Service Public Relations Officer, PRO, Mr Kenneth Kure, on Thursday in Abuja.

The order followed the reopening the borders between the two countries, which were closed in conformity with the decision of ECOWAS.

ECOWAS had imposed sanctions on Niger Republic, including the closure of land and air borders, following the coup that ousted President Mahmed Bazoum.

President Bola Tinubu ordered the reopening of the borders on Wednesday.

Following the development, the Immigration boss directed all Comptrollers stationed at States and Border Commands along the Nigeria-Niger Republic border to comply promptly and lift all restrictions on human movement.

The CGI assured that the Service would continue to facilitate safe and orderly border crossings while upholding the integrity and security of Nigeria’s borders.

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