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Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by doris00: 5:10pm On Aug 28, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic to the massive smuggling activities especially of rice, taking place on that corridor.

The Nigerian leader gave the reason during an audience granted his Beninois counterpart, Patrice Talon, on the margins of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7), in Yokohama, Japan on Wednesday.

Buhari, who expressed great concern over the smuggling of rice, said it threatened the self-sufficiency already attained due to his administration’s agricultural policies.

According to him, “Now that our people in the rural areas are going back to their farms, and the country has saved huge sums of money which would otherwise have been expended on importing rice using our scarce foreign reserves, we cannot allow smuggling of the product at such alarming proportions to continue.”

The Nigerian President said the limited closure of the country’s western border was to allow Nigeria’s security forces to develop a strategy on how to stem the dangerous trend and its wider ramifications.

Responding to the concerns raised by President Talon on the magnitude of suffering caused by the closure, Buhari said he had taken note and would reconsider reopening it in the not too distant future.

He, however, disclosed that a meeting with his counterparts from Benin and Niger Republics would soon be called to determine strict and comprehensive measures to curtail the level of smuggling across their borders.

Earlier, President Talon had said he called on the Nigerian President as a result of the severe impact which the closure of the Nigerian border was having on his people.

Buhari also received in audience, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during which issues of common bilateral relations especially the killings of Nigerians in South Africa, were discussed. The matter will be further examined during the Nigerian leader’s official visit to Pretoria in October 2019.



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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by helinues: 5:13pm On Aug 28, 2019
FG should have explained all this to the public. Imagine how many people caught unaware of the closure of the border.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by madridguy(m): 5:14pm On Aug 28, 2019
Baba Buhari am not with you on this. Close the borders close to insurgency, terrorism and not our rice border.

Baba do come back and open our rice border. Christmas is around the corner.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by GreyLaw(m): 5:22pm On Aug 28, 2019
madridguy:
Baba Buhari am not with you on this. Close the borders close to insurgency, terrorism and not our rice border.

Baba do come back and open our rice border. Christmas is around the corner.


Nice talk. The borders leaking insurgents into Nigeria are the ones to be closed.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by kettle84(m): 5:31pm On Aug 28, 2019
close Niger/Nigeria, Chad/Nigeria borders .

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by DonBenny77(m): 5:36pm On Aug 28, 2019
And now traders have goods stuck in transit over a week now, what a clueless decision!

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by OTayobami(m): 6:43pm On Aug 28, 2019
Akuko! Why not close the border that imports ammunitions secretly to the country

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by PureGoldh(m): 6:43pm On Aug 28, 2019
Seriously... Nigeria is lagging behind in all ramifications.

We need self incorruptible Economic experts in order for the economy of the country to revitalized

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by momodub: 6:43pm On Aug 28, 2019
Hmmmm

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by owenwin: 6:43pm On Aug 28, 2019
Good

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by englishmart(m): 6:44pm On Aug 28, 2019
He always has reasons, especially illogical ones for his followers.
Dullar.dinho
Posting from Madeira, btw.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by myboy2111: 6:44pm On Aug 28, 2019
DonBenny77:
And now traders have goods stuck in transit over a week now, what a clueless decision!
Contrabands?

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by wellmax(m): 6:44pm On Aug 28, 2019
madridguy:
Baba Buhari am not with you on this. Close the borders close to insurgency, terrorism and not our rice border.

Baba do come back and open our rice border. Christmas is around the corner.

did you just say our rice? Smh for Nigerians.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by Sylraph1: 6:45pm On Aug 28, 2019
angry

What a clueless decision at the the detriment of innocent and hustling Nigerians..

God help this country..

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by illiteratepmb: 6:45pm On Aug 28, 2019
Dullard

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by aolawale025: 6:45pm On Aug 28, 2019
More rice comes in thru the northern borders

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by itsme01: 6:45pm On Aug 28, 2019
sad


lets eat what we grow and use our own ports

Lamenting fools should go to Ghana and see thier laws, you can't ship in nonesense into their country

Igbo people's shops are being closed by ghanians because their Government made laws forbiding foreigners from owning small businesses that would compete with locals, so businesses less than $200k isnt allowed

We need such to grow rather than continue borrowing for luxury

...


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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by eluquenson(m): 6:46pm On Aug 28, 2019
This dullard again

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by Edoloaded: 6:46pm On Aug 28, 2019
wellmax:
did you just say our rice? Smh for Nigerians.
So you prefer insurgency to cheap Rice? Smh for you

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by pat077: 6:46pm On Aug 28, 2019
Why not close our borders with Chad and Niger

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by Afiahomes(m): 6:47pm On Aug 28, 2019
oh no...M gonna miss la Plage in Fidjrosse grin grin

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by Quorax: 6:47pm On Aug 28, 2019
madridguy:
Baba Buhari am not with you on this. Close the borders close to insurgency, terrorism and not our rice border.

Baba do come back and open our rice border. Christmas is around the corner.

But Buhari is your best president na... na kuku people wey their business depend on this, mostly SWners na him go suffer this one... he did not close border in the North, na South own him dey close... Even people from Niger Republic come down south. Make una let me hear word.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by Mrshape: 6:49pm On Aug 28, 2019
Hope they will also prevent smuggling of aboki

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by dadebayo1(m): 6:49pm On Aug 28, 2019
Expect the price to go up... grin nextlevel

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by gaetano: 6:49pm On Aug 28, 2019
But his brothers are smuggling from the northern borders

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by kayusely70(m): 6:49pm On Aug 28, 2019
A devastating blow to smugglers.

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Re: Buhari: Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic by Wiseandtrue(f): 6:49pm On Aug 28, 2019
doris00:


Buhari, who expressed great concern over the smuggling of rice, said it threatened the self-sufficiency already attained due to his administration’s agricultural policies.

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Patrice Talon, please don't take our words on social media for it, ask Buhari to show you this self sufficient rice shocked shocked shocked

Is the rice self sufficient for this country and the price of it keep going higher

What manner of president will keep inflicting untold hardship on it citizens undecided

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