Border Closure: ECOWAS Countries Ban Sale Of Nigerian Goods

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The neighboring countries of Nigeria have taken a drastic decision against the Nigerian government following the closure of Nigeria’s land borders

SPY NIGERIA understands that the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.

This latest development, according to the exporters, is gradually crippling their businesses.

Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer, Multi-mix Academy, an export-oriented institution, Dr. Obiora Madu, disclosed that Nigerian exports within the ECOWAS region is decreasing due to the border closure, but he failed to give figures.

He further admitted that exporting generally is becoming difficult as cargoes are now undergoing careful examinations before leaving the shores of the country. This, he said, has also impacted negatively on the volume and speed of export.

SPY NIGERIA understands that the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have earlier charged member states affected by the closure of Nigerian land borders to continue consultations to reach a solution acceptable to all parties.

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