Customs to distribute seized food items to Nigerians

Alleviating Hardship: Nigeria Customs to Distribute Seized Food Items Across the Nation

Amidst the prevailing challenges of hardship in Nigeria, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced its intention to distribute confiscated food items to the populace.

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Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, the Comptroller General of Customs, has emphasized that these food items will only be distributed once they have been confirmed safe for consumption.

In a statement released by Abdullahi Maiwada, the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, Adeniyi reiterated the NCS’s dedication to supporting President Bola Tinubu’s food security initiative.

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“Additionally, in a bid to alleviate the suffering experienced by Nigerians and enhance access to essential food supplies, the Nigeria Customs Service will oversee the direct allocation of forfeited food items to the Federal Government. These items will undergo rigorous inspection by relevant authorities to ensure their suitability for consumption. Subsequently, they will be fairly distributed to ordinary Nigerians nationwide through our operational areas,” stated Adeniyi.

Although the statement did not specify the exact commencement date for the distribution process, the initiative signifies a proactive step towards addressing the prevalent challenges of food scarcity and hardship in the country.

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