President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Burkina Faso, H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kabore, today at the State House. He is the Chairman of the ECOWAS Committee mandated to engage with the various stakeholders on the issue of the partial closure of Nigeria’s land borders.
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Buhari assured him that Nigeria is very much mindful of the concerns of neighbouring countries and ECOWAS on the issue and that we will find an early & enduring solution. I am awaiting the report of the Tripartite Committee and will work as fast as I can as soon as I receive the report.
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“The major problem necessitating the partial border closure has been security — the inflow of weapons, ammunition, drugs and so on. We are of course mindful of the need to strike the right balance between these security concerns and the legitimate movement of goods.
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The president, therefore, appeals for patience from our neighbours and the wider region, even as we eagerly await the Tripartite Committee Report.