House of representatives has asked Nigeria customs service to shift its border checkpoint near Idiroko border with Benin Republic in Ogun state backward to Ihumbo.
The lawmakers asks the agency to dismantle its checkpoints at Ajilete, which according to them is beyond 20 kilometres to the border.
The house passed the resolution during the Tuesday plenary, following a motion raised by Kolawole Lawal who called for the relocation of the customs border checkpoint near Idiroko to an accurate 20 kilometre from the land border.
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According to him, the 20 kilometres to the land border in the case of Idiroko, wrongly terminated at Ajilete, instead of Ihumbo.
Adopting the motion, the house also asks border security forces to allow non-petrol items such as biscuits, cement, soft drinks and other consumables to go beyond the 20 kilometres to the border.
The house said this would enable people in the axis to conduct legitimate business with ease.
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