Presidency extends border closure to January 2020


News making the rounds currently is that the President of Nigeria has decided to extend the border closure till January 2020. This was disclosed in a memo released on November 1 by the Comptroller (Enforcement) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr Victor Dimka.

After stating that the closure had been a successful one so far, he went on to reveal that there were still some unachieved goals (hence the extension).

The memo reads:”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 you to be achieved.”

“Against this background, Mr President has approved the extension of the exercise to January 31, 2020.”

“Consequently, you are requested to convey the development to all personnel for their awareness and guidance.”

“Meanwhile, allowance for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension will be paid as soon as possible.”

“This is for your information and necessary action, please.”

On social media amongst other outlets, there have been various opinions concerns this action. Some claim it is beneficial one while others critise it, calling it an act of socialism.

Source: The Nation Online

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