Nigeria Customs Reopens Kamba Border in Compliance with Presidential Directive

The Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Kebbi State command, Iheanacho Ojike, has promptly followed President Bola Tinubu’s directive to reopen the Kamba land border. The reopening, announced by the Public Relations Officer of Kebbi Customs, Mohammed Tajuddeen Salisu, took place on Saturday.

At the reopening ceremony, attended by the district head of Kamba, Alhaji Mamuda Fana, stakeholders, and other sister agencies, the CAC highlighted the strategic importance of Kamba as a revenue-generating border in Kebbi. He emphasized that the border’s reopening aims to facilitate legitimate trade, contributing positively to nation-building, while preventing the importation of prohibited items that could harm the economy and compromise national security.

Ojike reassured stakeholders that the officers and men of the Command are committed to facilitating legitimate trade within the boundaries of the law. He emphasized the importance of stakeholders adhering to Customs regulations, declaring goods accurately, and paying the required duties to the Federal Government. He also reminded that, due to the country’s food scarcity, food grains remain prohibited from being exported.

Mallam Fana expressed his appreciation for the Federal Government’s efforts, noting that they bring hope to fellow citizens involved in cross-border trade. He highlighted the significance of this development for small-scale business owners in Kamba town and pledged to advise his people against engaging in illegal trade.

Additionally, the CAC paid a respectful visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Major General Muhammed Bashir Iliyasu (Rtd), seeking his blessings and cooperation as the esteemed leader of the state. The visit aimed to establish a collaborative relationship with other sister agencies to ensure smooth trade across borders, combat smuggling activities, and provide security to local communities.

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