President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of Nigeria’s border closure till January 31, 2020.
Okay.ng understands that the approval of extension was conveyed in a letter issued to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) sector coordinator, joint border operation drill.
The letter reads in quotes:
“I am directed to inform you that it is observed that despite the overwhelming success of the operation particularly the security and economic benefits to the nation, a few strategic objectives are yet to be achieved. Against this background, Mr. President has approved an extension of the exercise to 31st January, 2020.
“Consequently, you are requested to convey the development to all personnel for their awareness and guidance.
“Meanwhile, the allowances for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension will be paid as soon as possible.”