Nigeria is not at war with Niger Republic, according to Customs

Contrary to popular belief, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has stressed that the closure of Nigeria’s borders with the Republic of Niger should not be interpreted as a declaration of war between the two countries.

Adewale Adeniyi, the acting Comptroller General of Customs, strongly defended his position in a statement issued on Friday while speaking to the Illela border village in Sokoto State.

Our journalist Adeniyi, reporting live from the Illela border, has provided critical insights on the level of compliance observed in Nigeria. It has been shown that the scenario in Nigeria is not a unique incidence, since other West African states bordering Niger are also suffering comparable problems.

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In a statement issued today, the individual stated that their mission was to reiterate President Bola Tinubu’s directives. It is worth noting that President Tinubu is both the Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The chairman bears tremendous responsibility in a position that necessitates the promotion of trade among ECOWAS countries. In a comment made by the user, it was stressed that trade cannot take place in the absence of a calm environment. The government recently stated its solid commitment to maximize the potential of commercial and security cooperation. “The government’s intention is to ensure that we perfectly leverage the nexus between trade and security,” a government official declared confidently.

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