Following the proposed plan by the federal government to re-open the nation’s land borders, Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions to the development.
Reacting to the planed land border reopening, some residents of Ibadan, said the reopening was long expected as the border closure had brought untold hardship to most Nigerians.
they however maintained that imported commodities must be thorough checked to prevent influx of contraband and harmful product into the country.
one of the residents, Mrs Bolanle Osubo however frowned at the proposed land border reopening saying production history of imported commodities that are injurious to human health were unknown to most Nigerians consumers.
In an interview,a professor of economics at the university of Ibadan, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, said reopening then border has the advantage of reviving and boosting business and economic activities along the border line while also generating revenue to government coffers
Professor Olaniyan said Nigeria’s resolved to reopen the border was not unexpected in view of African continent free trade agreement.