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FG makes about-turn, re-opens sea borders




Considering the economic effect it will have on the nation’s economy, the Federal Government has receded its earlier decision to close the sea borders for the elections, and will now leave them open.

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro who explained on Thursday that government had received counsel on the issue, however assured that officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration Service had been directed to effectively monitor movements in and out of the country’s sea borders before, during and after the elections.

The land borders will however remain shut.

The government had, in a statement on Wednesday, directed that all Nigeria’s land and sea borders be closed from midnight of Thursday till midnight of Saturday.

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