Tinubu Initiates Reopening of Land and Air Borders with Niger Republic


President Tinubu has issued a directive for the reopening of Nigeria’s land and air borders with the Republic of Niger, along with the immediate lifting of additional sanctions against the country. The decision aligns with the resolutions made by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government during its Extraordinary Summit on February 24, 2024, in Abuja. The statement was conveyed by the President’s media aide, Ajuri Ngelale.

As per the agreement reached by ECOWAS leaders, economic sanctions against the Republic of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea have been lifted. Additionally, Tinubu has revoked the suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between Nigeria and Niger, as well as the freeze on service transactions, including utility services and electricity, to Niger Republic.

Furthermore, the President has instructed the lifting of assert freezes on the Republic of Niger in ECOWAS Central Banks.

“Travel bans on government officials and their family members also stand lifted,” the statement added.

Similar actions were extended to the Republic of Guinea, including the lifting of financial and economic sanctions.

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