The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the country’s land borders will remain closed till January 31, 2020.
The NCS disclosed this in a letter addressed to the sector coordinator, joint border operation drill.
According to the letter, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of ‘exercise swift response’ because “a few strategic objectives are yet to be achieved”.
Nigeria’s land borders have been closed since October to checkmate smuggling activities.
“Consequently, you are requested to convey the development to all personnel for their awareness and guidance.
“Meanwhile, the allowances for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension will be paid as soon as possible.