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Feb 23 Polls: FG Closes Nigerian Borders On Friday

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The Federal Government has announced the closure of all Nigerian land borders with effect from 12:00 noon on Friday, February 22, 2019, to 12:00 noon of Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Abdrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, who gave the order said the development is to restrict movements across the borders during the election days.

According to a statement issued by the Comptroller General, CG, of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede and made available to journalists: “Further to the Presidential Election taking place on the February, 23, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Interior has directed the closure of all Nigeria Land Borders with effect from 12:00 noon of Friday, February 22, 2019, to 12:00 noon of Sunday, February 24, 2019.

“This is to restrict movements across the borders during the election days. The public is to take note and ensure compliance.”

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