The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all land borders ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections in the country.
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service IIsah Idris, disclosed this in a memo signed by the Service spokesman, Anthony Akuneme, on Friday in Abuja.
He said the borders would be closed from 12:00 a.m. on Saturday to 12:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct governorship election in 28 states across the federation except in Osun, Edo, Imo, Anambra, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, and Kogi States.
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The state assembly election will take place in 993 constituencies across the 36 states in Nigeria.
The memo read: “The Federal Government has directed the total closure of all land borders effective from 00:00 hours on Saturday, March 18, 2023, to 00:00 hours on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
“Accordingly, all command comptrollers, especially those in the border states are to ensure strict enforcement of this directive.”
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