Connect with us

Border Closure: Government Opens Border For Dangote, Closes Border Against Others

Piroll

Published

on

Follow
NAIJA NEWS: Border Closure: Government Opens Border For Dangote, Closes Border Against Others [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl

Despite closing the Nigerian land borders for over a year now, on which the Presidency aruges it is to boost Nigerian internal security and also boosts local production.



The Nigerian government has allowed Dangote Cement to resume exports across its land borders, raising hopes that Africa’s most populous nation may be opening up trade with neighbors after a year-long blockade.

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration gave its authorization for Africa’s biggest producer to export cement to Niger and Togo in the third quarter for the first time in ten months, Michel Puchercos, chief executive officer, said on an investor call in Lagos. The export was made possible “through authorization given by this administration,” he said.

The exemption to Dangote Cement is seen as a softening of the government’s position on a border closure that started in August last year, and could open the way for other businesses to fully resume exports across the country’s land barriers.

Nigerian authorities closed borders with neighboring countries including Benin and Niger to curb smuggling and boost local production. Although the blockade encouraged the consumption of locally grown produce such as rice, it hurt factories across West Africa, which rely on Nigeria’s market of 200 million people.

Dangote resumed land export with “restricted volumes,” and plans to grow the trade using the sea channels, according to report.



Click Here To Comment




Piroll
 

Piroll is a creative writer, social-political commentator, socio-researcher, and sports analyst. He holds certificates in media management and data journalism from the Thomas Foundation Institute of Journalism. He works as a... Read More

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Be first to comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Naija News

Third Mainland Bridge Closure: LASWA Releases Alternative Routes

Piroll

Published

on

NAIJA NEWS: Third Mainland Bridge Closure: LASWA Releases Alternative Routes [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl
As the popular third mainland bridge is expected to be close starting from today, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), has now released alternative waterways routes for the commuting public.This was made known in a statement issued yesterday (Thursday) by the General Manager, LASWA, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, noted that the Agency has mapped out alternative routes through the waterways across the Lagos metropolis.He listed the waterways routes that will be...
Continue Reading

Naija News

Nigeria against Ghana: Moghalu reacts as the Federal Government orders civil servants to close their offices at 1 p.m

Victorious

Published

on

NAIJA NEWS: Nigeria against Ghana: Moghalu reacts as the Federal Government orders civil servants to close their offices at 1 p.m [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl
Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential candidate for the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has reacted after the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation ordered all offices to close at 1 p.m. today.According to a statement issued by Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe, Permanent Secretary (Service Welfare Office) for the Head of the Public Service of the Federation, the order was made to allow civil servants to attend the MKO Abiola Stadium to cheer on the Super Eagles when they...
Continue Reading

Naija News

Three Dangote staff reportedly killed in Kogi ghastly accident

Victorious

Published

on

NAIJA NEWS: Three Dangote staff reportedly killed in Kogi ghastly accident [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl
Three staff of Dangote Cement Company have been killed in a ghastly motor accident in Kogi State.The incident occurred on Thursday at about 5:45pm around Zariagi Obajana Road in Kogi State.The deceased victims, according to a source from the company, are Victoria, Beatrice, and Aliyu.Naijacrawl further learnt that it was a multiple crash that involved four vehicles: a truck, a luxurious bus, a Toyota and a Peugeot 406.It was also revealed by eyewitnesses that many w...
Continue Reading

Latest


Download Naijacrawl App today

Fastest way to read on the go

Download the Naijacrawl App.