Breaking: Nigeria Customs To Distribute Seized Item Across Nigeria 

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) through its Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, on Tuesday unveiled plans to distribute seized food items to Nigerian to help mitigate the current hardship in the country.

The Service’ National Public Relations Officer, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement on Tuesday, said through the action, the Comptroller General is reaffirming his commitment to advancing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s food security agenda.

This commitment, he said, will be deeply rooted in the Service’s core mandate of serving the best interests of the Nigerian people, and thereby fostering economic stability and prosperity.

“Furthermore, 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” 

It said the distribution will be done after all the food items have been certified fit for human consumption.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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