Just days to the 2023 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to ensure a free and fair election.
President Buhari gave the assurance on Thursday when he received the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization Dr Kunio Mikuriya who is in Nigeria for a Global Conference on Fragile Borders.
He underscored that in spite of the usual excitement and gamesmanship that accompanies campaigns, he will ensure that the elections are conducted in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere.
The President further stated that Nigeria and her neighbors must place a higher premium on the effective policing of borders, underlining that the fragile nature of entry points into various countries simply enhances terrorism, economic sabotage, and illicit flow of arms.
Meanwhile, the Head of the WCO Dr Mikuriya, whose fourth visit it is to the country, has asked the Customs Services to go beyond mere revenue generation and delve into security.
He noted that the nation cannot effectively secure revenues without security at the borders.