Niger border closure hurting Nigeria’s economy

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The Senator representing Kebbi Central, Adamu Aliero, has lamented that the continued closure of the land border between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger has caused serious damage to the economy of states bordering the country.
Aliero, a two-term governor of Kebbi State, while speaking to Newsmen on Tuesday, said the closure of the border on the the Economic Community of West African States directive was unnecessary and should be revisited.
He said federal lawmakers from the affected states in the North had met and called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency open the border for business activities.
He explained that most of the sanctions, especially the closure of the border and cutting off electricity supply to the country, only had negative effects on ordinary citizens and not the military junta as was expected.

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