The paper is about the closure of Nigerian land borders. The partial closure of the national borders of Nigeria on 20 August 2019 came as a rude shock and an economic aberration to the regional neighbors of Nigeria which is the commercial hub of surrounding countries. The irony of this is that the government of Nigeria started a visa-free policy for Africans from January 2020. Could borders be effectively closed for goods and services when human movements with its attendant risk factors are encouraged? For security reasons, countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan and Eritrea had previously closed their borders. Borders have also been closed as a way of forestalling the spread of epidemics such as the dreaded Ebola.