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Idiroko Border Finally Re-Opens, But No Rice Import

Human and vehicular traffic are now allowed in and out of Nigeria’s land border with Benin republic at Idiroko in Ogun state.

The Idiroko border which has been shut since august 2019 was formally re-opened by Nigeria customs service on Monday.

Scores of traders, businessmen and others were seen transacting businesses in the border communities and across the border

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Spokesman of the Ogun state one command of the customs, Hammed Oloyede, confirmed to a Rockcity FM correspondent, Yemi Eniola, that the border was re-opened in the early hours of Monday.

Oloyede, however, says contrabands, such as rice and other prohibited items, are still not allowed to be brought into the country

According to him, other items not on the prohibition list can be taken across the border post.

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