Former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani Raises Questions on Nigeria’s Border Policy as President Tinubu Becomes ECOWAS Chairman

Former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani Raises Questions on Nigeria’s Border Policy as President Tinubu Becomes ECOWAS Chairman

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

Former Senator Shehu Sani’s Response to President Bola Tinubu’s Election as ECOWAS Chairman

In response to the announcement of President Bola Tinubu as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani expressed his thoughts on the matter.


Tinubu’s election took place during the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, which was held in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

He succeeded President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau.

Expectations for Nigeria’s Borders under Tinubu’s Leadership

Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, Senator Sani highlighted that, following Tinubu’s emergence as ECOWAS Chairman, it is in line with the community’s protocol that Nigeria should open its borders to allow the free movement of people and goods.


He further expressed curiosity about the actions Tinubu would take regarding Nigeria’s currently closed land borders.

Anticipation for Nigeria’s Border Policy

Sani stated that as Nigeria’s President assumes the role of ECOWAS Chairman, it is expected that the nation will adhere to the principles of the ECOWAS Protocol.

This entails facilitating the unrestricted flow of individuals and commodities across Nigeria’s borders.

With keen interest, Sani awaits the decisions and actions President Tinubu will undertake regarding Nigeria’s closed land borders.

The Future of Nigeria’s Closed Borders

Considering Tinubu’s new position, Shehu Sani expressed his eagerness to witness the developments surrounding Nigeria’s border policy.


The assumption is that as ECOWAS Chairman, Tinubu will be in a position to influence decisions and potentially address the issue of Nigeria’s closed land borders.

The outcome of this situation remains to be seen in the coming days and weeks.

Senator Sani’s Twitter Statement

In his Twitter post, Sani emphasized that the protocol of ECOWAS demands that Nigeria open its borders for the free movement of people and goods now that President Tinubu has become the ECOWAS Chairman.

He concluded by expressing his anticipation regarding the actions President Tinubu would take in relation to Nigeria’s closed land borders.


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