Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria's closure of its land borders will continue as long as it is necessary
The federal government says Nigeria's neighbour, the Republic of Benin, has not shown any remorse after its illegal trading forced the country to close its land borders. Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, made the accusation when he featured on a TV Continental live Programme, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Benin Republic was accused by the Nigerian government of importing prohibited goods which are being dumped into Nigeria’s market. Mohammed said the number of seizures being recorded despite the border closure shows that the neighbouring country is unrepentant and not ready to abide by Nigeria's trade requirement which is also in accordance with the ECOWAS regulations.
“Regrettably, the signs out there are not positive in the sense that in the last few weeks the amount of seizures that have been made do not show that our neighbours are in a hurry to comply with Nigeria,” he said.