Customs to dispose seized food items

By: Joy Enamuna

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has reaffirms his commitment to advancing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s food security agenda.

This was contained in a press release signed by the National Public Relations Officer NCS, Chief Superintendent Abdullahi Maiwada on behalf of CGC Adewale.
It’s state “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”.

According to the release, “in line with this vision, the service has launched a strategic anti-smuggling operation and public engagement in its commitment to prevent the unlawful exportation of vital food resources for individual economic gains. This urgent imperative fuels the need for a proactive stance to safeguard food availability within our nation and alleviate the detrimental effects of scarcity on citizens”.

“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.
for Comptroller General of Customs.

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