…Nigeria has recorded over 30 per cent in domestic petrol consumption since the closure of the nation’s borders
The Federal Government on Monday said it uncovered hundreds of filling stations along Nigeria’s border with the Republic of Niger purposely set up for the smuggling of petroleum products.
The federal government said fuel smuggling, illegal migration, importation of arms and ammunition and smuggling of rice from the Republic of Benin to Nigeria through Niger Republic are some of the challenges of border policing.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this when he led a delegation of the Federal Government to Magama Jibia, Nigeria and Niger Republic border.
Mohammed said that since the closure of the nation’s borders, Nigeria had recorded over 30 per cent in domestic fuel consumption