Custom Comptroller General Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, aims to distribute seized food items to tackle food security challenges

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is prepared to distribute seized food items to Nigerians in order to alleviate the current difficulties being faced in the country.

In response to the pressing issues of food security and the rising prices of key food staples in Nigeria, Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, announced on Tuesday the service’s intention to distribute confiscated food items to the people of Nigeria.

“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” he added.

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