A member of the Lagos State House regarding Assembly, Mr Bisi Yusuf, says the closure of land borders will end the particular menace involving turning Nigeria to a throwing ground connected with all kinds of fake and expired products.
Yusuf, APC representing Alimosho Constituency 1, made typically the assertion on Sunday in an interview with this News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) within Lagos.
According to him, border drawing a line under is often the best thing that can happen to Nigeria now.
“The closure with the nation’s land border will curb the menace of turning the country into a dropping ground.
“We go as far because importing tomatoes, toothpicks plus other items God has blessed us with, we import them to the nation.
“Not only grains in addition to domestics items are being smuggled to the country, but also weapons and even dangerous products due to the porosity of our land edges.
“We are importing it towards the region and it’s not coming directly in order to our ports.
“If those goods should really be coming directly to our slots, we may tax together with collect our own money, but not smuggling from your neighbouring countries, ” he said.
The lawmaker added that some criminal-minded people also took advantages of the exact porous boundaries to smuggle weapons into the state, thereby posing a security challenge to be able to the government.
“We normally shout that our borders are usually porous; when you get for you to the United States or Canada or even anywhere in the world, there is nothing like illegal smuggling for arms.
“We are not closing the region against the foreigners, they can come in, yet all we are saying is that we usually are not allowing any unlawful goods to help enter the country again.
“No land will allow that. So, that is what we have been saying about it and this is good.
“We have farmers in this country, the very big-time farmers that could plant and additionally produce rice for our local consumption, ” he additional.
Yusuf also said that a borders’ seal would allow not to mention create big markets for the local grain.
“The demand is now increasing at the market, people will be buying that and we happen to be eating the idea, ” this individual said.
NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had extended the main closure about Nigeria’s property borders with neighbouring nations until Jan. 31.
Land borders along with countries including Benin and also Niger possess been partially closed since Aug. 20 in a move to suppress the smuggling of hemp and other commodities.