President Bola Tinubu

Tinubu Approves Seme Border Re-opening

President Tinubu has officially given his approval for the re-opening of the Seme border.

Ibrahim Musa, the Director of Road Transport in the Ministry of Transportation, disclosed that the Federal Government has granted permission for the importation of vehicles through the border.

Musa made the disclosure at a meeting between officials of Nigeria and Benin, organized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

According to him, the decision to re-open the border was made in response to complaints from freight forwarders who operate at the Seme border.

Speaking during the visit of the ECOWAS Monitoring Team to the Seme-Krake Joint Border Post, the director mentioned that he was present with the former Minister of State for Transportation when the Freight Forwarders requested the reactivation of the border to facilitate free movement of goods and services.

“The former minister made us prepare a memo to that effect. It was considered and sent to the government”, he said.

Also speaking, the Customs Area Comptroller of Seme Border Command, Dera Nnadi said the service had noticed a reduction in its revenue since the importation of vehicles was banned from the land borders.

He said the former minister of transportation, responding to some of our requests and from the stakeholders, promised to take them to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, one of which he said was how to fully open the border.

“The ministry had informed us that the memo had been written to FEC and it was adopted and that it would be given to the new government, assuring us that all the requests were adopted.”

Source: Our Heritage Reporters