Election:FG Closes All Borders

AHEAD of Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, ordered the closure of all land borders to allow for peaceful conduct of the polls.
Jonathan also asked the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, to ensure that non-Nigerians did not participate in any part of the process.
A statement signed, yesterday, by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji and entitled: “Closure of Nigeria’s borders” read: “The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the closure of all Nigeria’s land borders from midnight of Wednesday, April 8, 2015 to noon of Sunday, April 12, 2015 to allow for peaceful conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial/state Houses of Assembly elections.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service has also been directed to ensure that non-Nigerians do not participate in any part of the election process.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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