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Nigeria Needs A Competent Customs And Immigration Service, Not Border Closure by Naijiant: 9:00pm On Oct 28, 2019
About two months ago, the Nigerian government announced the closure of the country’s land borders to all goods. According to the country’s Comptroller-General of the Customs Service, Hameed Ali, this was done to stem the influx of smuggled goods, especially rice and tomatoes, into the country.

The border closure is an economic aberration as most countries don’t usually close their borders for trade-related reasons. They do so, as in the cases of Sudan, Rwanda, Eritrea and Kenya, when their security is jeopardised. They also sometimes do so during disease epidemics, such as Ebola, that have the potential to spread across borders.

So, what does Nigeria stand to gain from this unprecedented measure? Ali pointed out that the border closure has significantly increased revenue from import duties. This increase in revenue is a welcome fillip for a country struggling to close the 2019 budget deficit of a whopping 2.18 trillion Naira. This represents about 2% of the country’s 2018 nominal GDP of 127.8 trillion Naira (about US$397 billion).
More: https://www.naijiant.com/guestcolumn/nigeria-needs-a-competent-customs-and-immigration-service-not-border-closure/
Re: Nigeria Needs A Competent Customs And Immigration Service, Not Border Closure by aloeman15(m): 9:37pm On Oct 28, 2019
who exactly did u write dis 4?
Re: Nigeria Needs A Competent Customs And Immigration Service, Not Border Closure by Naijiant: 10:26pm On Oct 28, 2019
aloeman15:
who exactly did u write dis 4?
People who can read.
Re: Nigeria Needs A Competent Customs And Immigration Service, Not Border Closure by netpro(m): 2:37pm On Oct 30, 2019
All these backyard articles will not blackmail Nigeria to support smugglers until our neighbours take border security seriously.
Re: Nigeria Needs A Competent Customs And Immigration Service, Not Border Closure by aloeman15(m): 7:27pm On Oct 30, 2019
Naijiant:

People who can read.
Shey dem don reply u na.
or u think those in govt r unaware of wot u wrote?
if u really believe buhari could control d cabals dt run customs, Sori o.

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