Gradually, Nigeria is going on a total lockdown as more states close their borders as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. When The Guardian visited the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway toll gate end bordering the two states, there was little or no activities in the Ogun State end. All shops were locked in the border area of Lagos and many commuters stranded.
Despite pressure from its neighbouring West African countries, Nigeria continues to insist on compliance with the ECOWAS Protocol as a condition for relaxing its border restrictions. Deputy Comptroller and PRO of Nigeria Customs Service, Joseph Attah tells states that never at any time was a January terminal date set for Nigeria’s border restriction and also talks economic gains and progress with Nigeria's neighbours, six months on. He joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
The joint border patrol team set up by Nigeria, Benin and Niger republic to tackle smuggling will hold their first meeting on the 25th and 26th of this month. CEO of Multimix Group, Obiora Madu joins CNBC Africa to discuss developments around Nigeria's closed borders.