The Director of road transport, at the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Ibrahim Musa, on Wednesday 21st June 2023 disclosed that the Federal Government is yet to approve the reopening of Seme Border for vehicle importation from the Republic of Benin to Nigeria, at the Economic Community of West African State ECOWAS, meeting organized between the Nigerian and Benin Republic.

Seme border

In a speech. Musa revealed that the development came as the results of a complaint made by the freight forwarders working at the Seme border.

In his speech he said,“I was here with the former Minister of State for Transportation when the freight forwarders pleaded that the border should be reactivated for the free movement of goods and services.. The former minister made us prepare a memo to that effect. It was considered and sent to the new government.”

Ibrahim Musa, Director of road transport, Fed. Mins. of Transportation

The Federal Government had on August 21, 2019, ordered the closure of Nigerian borders to curb smuggling of goods and weapons.

Story: Rita Bulus