Kano Gov Urges Border Reopening For Food Importation


Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf has made a passionate plea to President Bola Tinubu for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders to ease the country’s current food insecurity.

During a meeting with the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, Governor Yusuf emphasized the crucial need to reopen the borders in order to reduce inflation and the rising prices of key food items.

The administration of immediate-past President Muhammadu Buhari closed land borders in an effort to curb smuggling and promote domestic consumption. However, more than two years later, Governor Yusuf emphasized the negative impact of border closures on Nigerians, particularly in terms of worsening economic problems and food shortages.

Governor Yusuf bemoaned the catastrophic state of famine and starvation across the country in a message released on the X account (previously Twitter), blaming it on rising commodity costs.

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He urged President Tinubu to prioritize reopening borders for food importation as an immediate solution to ease Nigerians’ suffering.

Governor Yusuf praised the Nigerian Customs Service for taking the initiative to distribute food to Kano State residents. He encouraged the Customs Service to guarantee that the humanitarian effort reaches those who are most vulnerable to food shortages.

Governor Yusuf reaffirmed his support for the Nigerian Customs Service and emphasized the necessity of a partnership between Customs and the Kano community.

Adeniyi, NCS’s Comptroller-General, reiterated the view, promising to improve synergy and engagement with stakeholders to optimize business procedures and solve shared concerns.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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