Niger Republic opens land border with Nigeria for operations

By Nudoiba Ojen

The government of Niger Republic on Friday afternoon opened the country’s border with Nigeria in Konni for operations.

This came one week after the Nigerian Customs Service complying with the directive of the Presidency reopened the Illela land border between Nigeria and Niger Republic.

Recall that the Federal Government has reopened all land and air borders across northern states and country. The reopening of Konni-Illela border in Sokoto State is to facilitated lawful trades between Nigeria and Niger Republic.

A source at Konni, in Niger Republic said the border was declared open at exactly 12pm on Friday.

The source praised the decision of the leadership of Niger Republic and the military junta for giving a listening ear to the yearnings of the people by ensuring the border is open.

“It is a commendable efforts at least by the government to have done the needful at last. It has been our prayer that this border too should be reopened after the Nigeria side was declared opened.

“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”, he said.

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