President Muhammadu Buhari has defended the temporary closure of the country’s land borders, saying that it has reduced domestic fuel consumption by 30 per cent.

The President said that there is yet to be any decision on when the borders would be reopened and added that deep rooted dishonesty made the Federal Government to close the borders.

He, however, said farmers were among the biggest beneficiaries of the government’s decision to close the borders, which had led to a remarkable drop in the smuggling of goods, especially rice.

He stated that the Nigeria Customs Service was reviewing all border outlets in a bid to identify the illegal routes used for smuggling and those officially recognised for genuine transactions.


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