Closure of all Border Stations with Niger Republic still in Force–Compt Omale

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COMPTROLLER General of Customs, Adeniyi Adewale

The closure of all border stations with Niger Republic consequent on the coup by Niger military junta is still in force.

Customs Area Controller for Sokoto Dr Omale disclosed while showcasing the interception of various cartons of foreign banana with Duty paid value (DPV) of N17,576 392.00 .

The banana smuggled from Ghana was bound for Niger Republic. The Federal government directed the closure of all border stations linking Niger on July 30th

As you are aware, on the 30th of July, 2023, the Federal Government directed the closure of all Border Stations with the Niger Republic consequent to the Coup by the Niger Military Junta.

The Service immediately complied with the directive; The Comptroller General of Customs was on ground to ensure full scale implementation.

The Command through additional layer of Enforcement Operations and intelligence gathering recorded number of interceptions.

Among them include One thousand Eight hundred (1,800)cartons of foreign Banana from Ghana bound for Niger Republic, the Duty Paid Value of the Banana stand at N17,576,392.00

This is to further remind the general public that the Border closure with Niger Republic still subsists. We implore the public to exercise patience as we hope for an amicable resolution of the Niger Crises.

Thank you for your attention and I appreciate your continued support in our effort to uphold the rule of law and protect the interest of the Nation.

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