Total border closure:
Customs ready for strict Enforcement -Says DC Attah
*No coming in, or going out through land borders – He warns
By Udeme Clement:
The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said its operatives are on ground and ready to enforce the new Executive Order from the Federal Government, on total closure of all land borders in the country.
This is sequel to the directives by government, ordering total closure of land borders, to prevent further spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The National Public Relations Officer of the Service, DC Joseph Attah, said this on TVC programme, “Your View”, a while ago.
According to him, “Customs operatives are alert on their duty posts, at land borders, Seaports and airports to enforce government directives accordingly. So, these areas are well manned by our officers.”
He informed,. “The new Order now is on total closure of land borders. So, no movement of people coming in, or going out through the land borders.”
DC Attah emphasised, “This is total lockdown and we must ensure that things that can endanger our lives and security are not allowed into the country”.
Responding to questions on measures to protect officers on duty, he explained, “We have hand- gloves, sanitisers and necessary items needed for safety.”
On the attitude of Nigerians regarding these restrictions by government, he pointed out, “The reality is that everyone has a natural instinct to protect his life. As such, we expect all Nigerians to comply with these directives and cooperate fully to tackle this epidemic”.