A Development Expert Mr Jide Ojo has said that extending Nigeria’s border security outward is vital in order to ensure that borderline is made the last line of defence, and not the first.

Speaking on Pensioners FM Programme, “Voice of Liberation”, the development expert said fighting multiple and cross-border security threats can be achieved through investing in regional and transnational security cooperation.                             

Mr Ojo said Land borders are essential corridors in the global trade hence their closure by the federal government is like mopping a leaking roof.

“I will not stop saying it that it is of paramount importance for government at all levels to ensure that nefarious activities are not carried out at any of the borders”.

Recall that the Federal Government, last week, approved the re-opening of the Idiroko, Jibiya, Kamba, and Ikom land borders.

The Federal Government of Nigeria took a decision to close its land borders on August 19, 2019 but in 2019 four of the eight borders earlier closed were reopened.

Dupe Akinyooye

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