FG orders suspension of fuel supplies to petrol stations near the borders

FG directs suspension of petroleum products supply to filling stations.

The Federal Government gave the order in a memo. (The image of President Buhari used for illustrative purpose). [Premium Times]

According to the report, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, in a memo dated Wednesday, November 6, 2019, gave the order through the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

President Buhari ordered the closure of Nigeria's land borders in October, due to smuggling activities from neighboring countries like Benin, Niger, Ghana and Cameroon.

It has long been reported that most of the petrol meant for the Nigerian market are often smuggled to neighboring African nations at higher prices.

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