BREAKING: Tinubu gives 5 fresh marching orders on Nigeria’s border with Niger republic

President Bola Tinubu has announced the suspension of the border closure between Nigeria and the Niger Republic

 

The president’s directive includes the suspension of five sanctions imposed on the neighboring country

The five directives were Tinubu’s response to the resolution reached at the extraordinary meeting of ECOWAS in February

 

Aso Villa, Abuja – President Bola Tinubu has ordered the reopening of Nigeria’s land and air borders with the Republic of Niger and lifted other sanctions against the country with immediate effect.

 

The president’s action was in line with the conclusion reached at the last meeting of the authority of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) meeting in Abuja on February 24.

 

At the extraordinary summit of the regional bloc, ECOWAS agreed that economic sanctions on the Republic of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea should be suspended.

 

 

Five sanctions suspended by Tinubu In a statement by the presidency,

 

the five orders Tinubu gave to lift the suspensions are listed below:

 

1. The closure of land and air borders between Nigeria and Niger Republic, as well as ECOWAS no-fly zone on all commercial flights to and from Niger Republic.

 

2. Suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between Nigeria and Niger, as well as a freeze of all service transactions, including utility services and electricity to the Niger Republic.

 

3. Freeze of assets of the Republic of Niger in ECOWAS Central Banks and freeze of assets of the Republic of Niger, state enterprises, and parastatals in commercial banks.

 

4. Suspension of Niger from all financial assistance and transactions with all financial institutions, particularly EBID and BOAD.

 

5. Travel bans on government officials and their family members.

 

The development was shared in a tweet by Fredrick Nwabufo, the special adviser to Tinubu on public engagement.

 

Below is the statement:

 

Tinubu appoints NIMASA boss

 

Ogalablog gathered report from Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu approved the appointment of former Lagos commissioner Dayo Mobereola as the new DG of NIMASA. Mobereola’s appointment followed the retirement of Bashir Jamoh, an appointee of former president Muhammadu Buhari.

 

The new appointee served under Tinubu when he was the governor of Lagos state as the MD of LAMATA, a position he held throughout the eight years of Babatunde Fashola.

 

 

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