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ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Rikidony(m): 10:33pm On Feb 11
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has formed a committee to study and make a full report on the closure of Nigerian land borders.

Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this yesterday, said the decision was reached Sunday at an extraordinary meeting of the heads of government of West African nations on the sidelines of the 33rd AU summit in Ethiopia.

The committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, would examine all the countries affected by the closed boundaries and summit its report to the body for further decisions.

“The President of Burkina Faso is charged with undertaking a full study of the situation, make a report and then we take it from there” the statement cited Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama as saying.

No timeline is given for the submission of the report
In August last year, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the partial closure of the country’s boundary with Benin to curb smuggling of rice, a staple. In October, his administration further restricted the trade of all goods across the land borders to curb smuggling from Benin and Niger into the country.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/ecowas-challenges-nigerias-border-closure-sets-up-committee/

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Sunofgod(m): 10:33pm On Feb 11
Waste of time....Buhari no fit read report.

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by budaatum: 10:41pm On Feb 11
So this border closure is hurting our neighbours?

Perhaps we should start taxing them for the benefit they derive from us!

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by budaatum: 10:42pm On Feb 11
Sunofgod:
Waste of time....Buhari no fit read report.
Hope you've applied for the job to read report for him.

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by subtlemee(f): 10:42pm On Feb 11
this border closure just dey vex everybody why? was Nigeria this loose and porous? the closure should be lengthened so some can of worms can blow open

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by yanabasee(m): 10:43pm On Feb 11
I totally support the closure of the border.....


We've been rubbished over our porous borders and now we decided to follow due process.


Ghana should go and relax..... They can't use ECOWAS to open our borders.....

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by alizma: 11:16pm On Feb 11
Naija no be country crew make una come see o, ordinary land border wey Buhari carry the key travel na im done turn every body's headache now. Just imagine say the man close both water and air border.......disease wey pass corona 2019 for don kill Ghanians

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Riele(f): 11:21pm On Feb 11
Ecowas should stay out of this .

Nigeria needs to close that border well . It'll go a long way to correct our balance of payment problems .

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Area4Area: 11:28pm On Feb 11
Let these guys let Buhari be please, so he can't attend any meeting in peace again? Tokyo, London, Ouagadougou, Abuja, Ethiopia etc all they do is trailing Baba around.

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by nony43(m): 6:13am On Feb 12
Biko, someone should tell me the head and the tail of this border closure, cos the cost of buying a bag of local rice is still expensive, insecurity is still on the high side. This border closure some people are benefitting from it monetarily

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:14am On Feb 12
*They said we are the poverty capital of the world.
Our Darling President decided that we should just close our poverty stricken borders to the outside world so that we can manage on our own.
Suddenly, scarcity hits Benin republic, Togo, Niger.
Demonstration hits Ghana. Vietnam, Thailand and other envoys all came calling.*
*Their economy depends on our poverty.

They are begging the most corrupt nation on Earth to do business with them.
They have no buyers for their commodity.
In our neighbors domain, scarcity have hit them hard.*

It turned out they need us more than we need them.
We have all it takes to stand alone as a nation.
All we need is a plan and a willing leader.

God bless Nigeria*

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Good one on this border closure by the FG.

At the end of it all, SANE Nigerians will enjoy all the benefits.

A drastic change requires a drastic solution.

WE continue to STAND WITH THE BORDER CLOSURE,
It is for the good of all sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians.

Again, God bless Nigeria.



Slawormir:
Damnnnnn

I don't do politics

But i like this man for that border closure

I love him for treasury single account( although Jonathan's idea)

And integrated payroll system( also Jonathan's idea)
But as a real niggarrr i understand government is a continuum

Which means buhari is a real niggarrr
Correct niggarrr.
You are mouthed!
Cheers!!

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by northvietnam(m): 6:14am On Feb 12
Until the northern border is totally shut down toattaly.. then we go know say bubu serious

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by 111sunshine: 6:15am On Feb 12
the borders should remain closed oooo

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by CanadaOrBust: 6:15am On Feb 12
Sunofgod:
Waste of time....Buhari no fit read report.

Irrelevant - he is surrounded by PhD’s who can read and interpret for him

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Mobree: 6:16am On Feb 12
Riele:
Ecowas should stay out of this .

Nigeria needs to close that border well . It'll go a long way to correct our balance of payment problems .

I agree ooo. And if ECOWAS wan do anyhow, bubu go just turn Trump ni looool

But really, even though inflation is rising, the border closure is "doing well".

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Trezagezz: 6:16am On Feb 12
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Riele:
Ecowas should stay out of this .

Nigeria needs to close that border well . It'll go a long way to correct our balance of payment problems .
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[/i]mumu haf spoken[i]

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by olaboy33(m): 6:17am On Feb 12
Suddenly Nigerians have accepted and given support to the border closure.

As usual, we have adapted and moved on even in the face of general inflation.

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by CanadaOrBust: 6:17am On Feb 12
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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by illicit(m): 6:18am On Feb 12
Nigeria should exit Ecowas self if need be

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Dobson43: 6:18am On Feb 12
sad
Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by LZAA: 6:18am On Feb 12
MANNABBQGRILLS:
okay
Shatap

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by CanadaOrBust: 6:18am On Feb 12
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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by omorihi1: 6:19am On Feb 12
nice one,many business and women had lost their jobs because of border closure .

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by helinues: 6:20am On Feb 12
Ecowas Ko, Ecolocation ni .

Come and open the borders now.. Yeye people

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by MrBachelor: 6:21am On Feb 12
subtlemee:
this border closure just dey vex everybody why? was Nigeria this loose and porous? the closure should be lengthened so some can of worms can blow open

Nigeria is still very loose and porous.

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by spafu(m): 6:22am On Feb 12
We have a failure as president

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Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by allthingsgood: 6:22am On Feb 12
Na by force grin
Re: ECOWAS Challenges Nigeria’s Border Closure, Sets Up Committee by Enemyofpeace: 6:23am On Feb 12
alizma:
Naija no be country crew make una come see o, ordinary land border wey Buhari carry the key travel na im done turn every body's headache now. Just imagine say the man close both water and air border.......disease wet pass corona 2019 for don kill Ghanians
in the land of the blinds one eye man na king

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