Border Closure: No Country Is Targeted, Nigerian Govt Tells Ghana The Nigerian Government says there is no ulterior motive in its decision to close the nation’s borders. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this during a meeting with two Ghanaian ministers on Thursday in Abuja. He told Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration, Shirley Botchwey, and the country’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, that no country was targeted in the border closure. According to the minister, Nigeria, as a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), respects the rules of the regional body. He gave assurance that free movement of persons and goods would continue, stressing that the border closure was targeted at criminal activities and not countries. Onyeama also informed the Ghanaian ministers that the Nigerian government would ensure that issues raised by their country would be looked into and addressed as soon as possible.