A statement by his Special Adviser (SA) on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, quoted the President as saying he could not allow the nation’s youths being destroyed by drugs and compromised security caused by unbridled influx of small arms.
“When most of the vehicles carrying rice and other food items through our land borders are intercepted, you find cheap hard drugs and small arms under the food items. This has terrible consequences for any country,” President Buhari said.
“We are in fact the biggest victims,” he said.
“We will get things sorted out. Our farmers, especially those who grow rice, now have a market, and are happy, and we are also concerned about hard drugs and weapons. Once the committee comes up with its recommendations, we will sit and consider them,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, though expressed understanding that Nigeria needed to protect its citizens, pleaded for “an expedited process, because the Nigerian market is significant for certain categories of business people in Ghana”.