Kano Governor Yusuf urge Tinubu to Reopen Land Borders

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano stateTwitter

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to urgently consider reopening the country's borders for food importation to ease the suffering of the Nigerian masses.

The Governor’s Spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, issued a statement containing the appeal shortly after the arrival of the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, at Government House in Kano.

Governor Yusuf expressed his dismay over the severe hunger and starvation in the country, attributing it to the widespread increase in price of commodities.

To make food available and affordable to our teaming populatio ofn, the Governor suggests that the Federal Government should consider reopening the borders and allowing free importation of commodities.

During the meeting with the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, in his office, Governor Yusuf stressed the common struggles faced by the citizens, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan, emphasizing the importance of opening the borders to relieve their suffering.

He also expressed satisfaction with the Customs Service’s initiative to commence the distribution of food items to the citizens of Kano amidst the prevailing hardships and hunger experienced by many, urging the Customs Service to ensure that this benevolent act reaches those most affected.

The Governor further assured the Customs Service of his unwavering support in all aspects, particularly those that would yield positive outcomes for Kano and Nigeria at large.

The Comptroller General, Adeniyi, emphasized the importance of strengthening the bond between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Kano community in his remarks, highlighting the service's increased dedication to cooperation and mutual understanding.

He vowed to put in place policies designed to enhance business processes and encourage engagement with stakeholders.

During the interaction in Kano with various stakeholders, CG Adeniyi also mentioned that the service had made comprehensive plans to address the current challenges of food scarcity and hardship in Kano by distributing essential food items to the residents.

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