Customs Reopens Illela Border

Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto

Sequel to President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s directive that Nigeria land border with Niger Republic should be reopened with immediate effect, the Customs Area Controller for Sokoto/ Zamfara Area Command, Comptroller Kamal Muhammed, yesterday announced the official opening of Illela Border for free movement of people and commercial activities in compliance to the directive.

A statement by public relations officer of the command, Mr. Abdullahi Tsafe, said that the comptroller charged MDA’s and security agencies at the border station to collaborate in the area of trade facilitation, information and intelligence sharing for a safe, efficient and effective service delivery at the border.

He further explained that the Comptroller General of Customs, CG. Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has lauded the customs license agents and the Illela community for their patience and cooperation during the seven months border closure.

He assured the general public of a renewed and better service delivery while calling on them to abide by the import and export extant laws. 

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