Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has pleaded with Nigerians to bear with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over the closure of the country’s land borders.
He said that the decision of government to close the borders was for the interest of citizens and local producers, especially farmers.
The vice president spoke at a town hall meeting, which coincided with the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Edo State on Friday.
He added that the borders were closed because government “want our neighboring countries to begin to take us very very serious.”
Osinbajo’s plea to Nigerians over the border closure came sequel to a question by the vice president of Edo market women, Mrs Christiana Omokaro.
Omokaro, had sought Osinbajo’s response on why the borders remained closed, lamenting the high cost of rice and other foodstuffs in the market as a result of the closure.