Nigeria Border Closure: Winning Customs Revenue Battle But Losing War of Regional Exports Dominance

As the days go by, the Nigerian closed borders are yielding in increment different results. The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) claims it is generating more revenue as a result of the closed borders, and there have been drastic decrease in arms smuggling among other things. There has also been an increase in rice production and local producers are selling more than ever before. To the people on this side of the story, the border should remain closed indefinitely; after all, it’s tripled the revenue generation of the NCS and encouraged local production of food items. The argument sounds genial until … Continue reading Nigeria Border Closure: Winning Customs Revenue Battle But Losing War of Regional Exports Dominance