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Customs to distribute food items seized from smugglers nationwide
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 20 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that it will be distributing food items seized from smugglers to Nigerians to help mitigate the current hardship in the land.

The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, unveiled plans by the service to distribute seized food items to Nigerians on Tuesday, February 20. He said the distribution will be done after all the food items have been certified fit for human consumption.

A statement released by the service National Public Relations, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, reads in part;

‘’To alleviate the hardships faced by Nigerians and improve access to essential food items, the Nigeria Customs Service will facilitate the direct disposal of food items forfeited to the Federal Government. These items will be certified fit for consumption by relevant agencies and made available to ordinary Nigerians nationwide through equitable distribution in our Areas of Operations.

The modalities for the disposal will be communicated through NCS formations nationwide, with a firm commitment to transparency, fairness, and public safety. It is our pledge that this exercise will be managed diligently to ensure that the benefits reach those most in need.

The NCS remains resolute in its dedication to safeguarding the nation’s food security and advancing the economic well-being of all Nigerians. With the unwavering support and cooperation of the public, we will surmount these challenges and pave the way for a more prosperous future for our beloved nation.”

 

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