Nigeria Custom embarks on sharing seized food items across the country
Nigeria Custom embarks on sharing seized food items across the country

The Nigeria Custom has revealed that the organization will commence the sharing of all the seized food items to the citizens of Nigeria to curb the spread of hunger in the country.

Nigeria Custom embarks on sharing seized food items across the country

The Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, has disclosed that the distribution of seized food items will start on Friday and nobody should take advantage of it  by resizing and reselling it.

Adewale Adeniyi further said that the organization has warned all is staff not to be part of the receivers, because it’s meant for the citizens who are facing the cruel time severely, as he stated that the 25kg of rice will be going out for N10,000

According to Adeniyi, he said “The target groups included artisans, teachers, nurses, religious bodies, and other Nigerians within our operational areas. The intention is to reach out directly to members through these organised structures to ensure the maximum impact of this exercise.

“It is imperative that beneficiaries of this exercise understand that the items are not to be resold. We take a strong stance against any form of profiteering or exploitation of this initiative. We urge Nigerians to report any incidents of misuse or unauthorised resale of the seized food items.”

He maintained that the NCS was fully committed to transparency and accountability in this process.

“We will not hesitate to take decisive action against any individuals or entities found to be in violation of the terms of this program,” the customs asserted.

Adeniyi said that the exercise would not last forever, adding that it would be a way for the service to dispose of seized food items for now.

“We are here to shed light on the commitment of the NCS to protecting our society by ensuring the availability of essential food items. In recent months, the government has been addressing the challenges faced within our economy.

“Items are moving out massively to neighbouring countries. Some of the items included, over 20,000 bags of assorted grains, 2,500 cartons, and 963 bags of dried fish.

“Others are dried pepper, tomatoes, cooking oil, macaroni, salt, sugar, garri. This trend is not sustainable as it puts pressure on our productive capacity and threatens our food security,” Adeniyi noted.

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