President Bola Tinubu has ordered the reopening of Nigeria’s land and air borders with Niger Republic in compliance of the directive by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

This directive is in compliance with the decisions of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government at its extraordinary summit on February 24, 2024, in Abuja.

According to him, other sanctions placed on the West African countries have also been lifted with immediate effect.

Following the military coup in Niger Republic on July 26, 2023, which toppled President Mohamed Bazoum, ECOWAS imposed several sanctions on the country.

The presidential spokesman explained that the president had also approved the lifting of financial and economic sanctions against the Republic of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea