Going by a statement by the Customs Service Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, on Wednesday in Abuja, it is bye-bye to illegal checkpoints.

This follows clear directives given by the Comptroller-General.

The order is in line with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council's (PEBEC) drive to ease the procedures for doing business in Nigeria.

“The CGC reminded all commands that any check point mounted outside 40 kilometers to the land border is illegal while information patrols beyond the 40KM limit should not last more than 24 hours at any given time.

“The 40KM radius applies to land borders while no check point should be erected within the port areas,” Attah said.

In addition, the Customs boss has directed Zonal Coordinators, Customs Area Controllers and Operatives of Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU) to ensure strict compliance.

According to him, the CGC enjoins members of the business community to with extant laws to help the service perform its duties.