The Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Wale Adeniyi, on Tuesday, said that not all the nation’s land borders have been re-opened.
The acting CG also affirmed that there have been seizures of smuggled fuel at the borders and that it will take some time before the issue of smuggling of fuel across the border will completely dissipate
The Customs boss said at the State House that there are ongoing processes to review the situation and the quest to achieve border security and regional integration.
He added that the reopening of the borders will be made public.
Adeniyi lamented the challenge of fuel smuggling across the borders, saying that the removal of petrol subsidy and the attendant increase in price of fuel will disincentives fuel smugglers in the long run.
He states that with new policies by the government, the persistent challenge of smuggling of the vital commodity will diminish.
According to the Customs boss, his discussion with the President also centered on advancing user-friendly ports, exports as well as ensuring 48-hour clearance of goods around the ports.