The Federal government has announced the closure of all land borders. This will be from 12 noon on Friday, February 15, 2019, till 12 noon on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
Going by a statement by Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), the closure is to restrict movement across the borders and prevent foreigners, who may attempt to participate in the elections, from entering the country.
The CGI said: “Further to the presidential election taking place on 16th February 2019, the Honourable Minister of Interior has directed the closure of all Nigeria Land Borders with effect from 12.00 noon of Friday 15th February to 12.00 noon of Sunday 17th February 2019.
This is to restrict movement across the borders during the election days. The public is to take note and ensure compliance.”