DAILY FILE – As Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to elect the President and members of the National Assembly, the federal government has ordered that all land and sea borders be closed. The minister of interior, Lt Col Abdulrahman Dambazau rtd in a statement personally signed by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service ( NIS), Muhammad Babandede gave the directive Thursday, in Abuja.
The minister directed that all borders be effectively closed from 12.noon Friday February 15, to 12.00 noon of Sunday February 17, 2019 .
The statement reads in part, “further to the Presidential Election taking place on the 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.
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