JUST IN: BREAKING: Niger Republic Aligns With Tinubu, Finally Opens Land Border With Nigeria

BREAKING: Niger Republic Aligns With Tinubu, Finally Opens Land Border With Nigeria

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Niamey, Niger Republic – One week after the authorities of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) opened the Illela land border between Nigeria and Niger Republic, the of Niger Republic on Friday, March 22, opened its border in Konni for operations.

The Punch quoted a source, Nuhu Samaila, as saying the border was declared open at exactly noon on Friday, March 22.

He hailed the decision of the leadership of the country, the junta.

The source said:

“It is a commendable effort, at least by the government, to have done the needful at last.

“It was our collective prayer that this border too should be reopened after the Nigeria side was declared open.

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“I want to believe that this will definitely help a lot in the improvement of the economy of these two countries, as it will facilitate more trading activities between Nigeria and Niger Republic.”

Henzodaily.ng reports that Nigeria had closed its borders with Niger Republic in the wake of the military coup that sacked Mohamed Bazoum as the democratically-elected president of the landlocked West nation on July 26, 2023.

However, on March 13, 2024, Tinubu directed the reopening of the borders between both countries.

More to follow…

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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