JUST IN: Customs begins sale of seized food stuffs

JUST IN: Customs begins sale of seized food stuffs

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Adewale Adeniyi, announced that the Service has initiated the sale of confiscated food items to assist vulnerable Nigerians and address hunger nationwide.

Adeniyi made this announcement on Tuesday at the House of Representatives sectoral debate, where the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, was also present.

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He mentioned that President Bola Tinubu has instructed that food items seized at Nigerian land borders, but produced within the country, be sold directly to those in need to alleviate hunger challenges in Nigeria.

“Mr President has directed that we sell directly to needy Nigerians food items produced locally but which were seized. This is one of the ways to address hunger and food scarcity we are facing. We have started this in Lagos.

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“Also, the President has also directed that imported food items seized by the Nigeria Customs Service should be sold back to the local markets for resale to Nigerians,’’ he said.

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