The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. David Parradang, has announced that all borders initially scheduled to be opened at midnight (Sunday) today, will now be reopened at noon today March 29, following the extension of voting by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
This announcement was contained in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP by the NIS spokesman, Mr. Chukwuemeka Obua, via telephone.
The statement explained that the decision by government to reverse the initial directive by twelve hours, was to allow the Nigerian masses the right to vote.
The decision was arrived at Saturday night, following hiccups associated with Saturday’s presidential and national assembly polls.
Although Parradang hailed the peaceful conduct of the electorate during Saturday’s elections, he urged them to maintain the peace during today’s elections.