Mr. Wale Adeniyi, acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, says not all the country’s land borders shut by the Federal Government in 2018 have been reopened.

Adeniyi further explained that only six strategic land borders were reopened in 2021.

He disclosed the information, following a private meeting with President Bola Tinubu at Aso Villa in Abuja, Tuesday.

Adeniyi told State House correspondents that there are ongoing processes to review the situation, hand in hand with border security and regional integration considerations.

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He said fuel smuggling across Nigeria’s borders had significantly reduced but had not altogether stopped, following the removal of subsidy on the products by government.

He observed that with new policies by the government, the persistent challenge of fuels smuggling would diminish.

He said his meeting with the president had to do with facilitating and sustaining user-friendly ports in which goods were cleared within 48 hours and taking necessary steps to encourage exports.