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All Land Borders Have Been Closed Ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election

On Thursday in Abuja, the Comptroller General, NIS, Isah Jere said in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer Mr Tony Akunume that the Federal Government has directed the total closure of all land borders ahead of 2023 presidential election. 

Jere said all land borders would close for a period of 24 hours from 12 midnight on Saturday 25 to 12 midnight on Sunday Feb 26. All command comptrollers have been mandated to ensure the strict enforcement of this directive.

In 2022, the federal government ordered the reopening of the land borders which were closed in August 2019.

The land borders were four in number which include; Ikom border post in Cross Rivers state, the Idiroko border post in Ogun, Jibiya border post in Katsina and the Kamba border post in Kebbi.

President Buhari assured Nigerians via his Twitter handle that the forthcoming elections would further strengthen the policy of a free, fair, peaceful and credible elections.

He also urged that irrespective of the poll outcome, aggrieved candidates should take their grievances through judicial processes. According to him, this will be a way to have full confidence and trust in the country’s legal system.

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