- Says Nigeria has recorded about 30 percent reduction in local consumption of petroleum products.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the decision by the Federal Government to close the country’s land borders has yielded a positive result for the country’s security,
According to Mohammed, the decision has drastically reduced insecurity in the Northwest and it has helped to cut off the supply chains of bandits and other armed groups in the region.
He also noted that Nigeria has experienced a drastic reduction in arm importation, cattle rustling and smuggling of petroleum products among others.
Speaking on Monday at the Nigeria/Niger border post, Magama -Jibia, Katsina State when the Federal Government High Power delegation visited the border Mohammed revealed that the country has also recorded about 30 percent reduction in local consumption of petroleum products as a result of banning supply to border areas.
He further stated that over 50% of the hundreds of petrol stations along the magama Jibia border are owned by foreigners.