Why Nigeria Borders Remain Closed
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The Federal Government has said Nigeria borders will remain locked. Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono said this at the flag-off of the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers affected by the recent flood in Kebbi State.
He said: “Nigerian farmers have been performing well by producing food items such as rice, millet, guinea corn, and shea butter. We are not ready to reopen the borders, which is why the Federal Government is ready to support the dry season farming to regain what farmers lost to the flood disaster.”
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Adamu Aliero, supported the continued closure of borders, to encourage the growth of local rice farming.
Aliero commended federal and state governments for supporting flood victims in the state.
The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu Abubakar, represented by the Deputy Governor, Col. Ismail Yombe Dabai (rtd.), thanked the Federal Government for the kind gesture. He assured me of equal distribution of the items.
He appealed to the Federal Government to increase the quantity of the items to enable them to go round the affected people. The items shared included rice, millet, guinea corn and beans.