NCS Announces Plans to Supply Nigerians with Forfeited Essential Food Items

In an apparent show of patriotism and sympathy, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has decided to make available siezed food items to the masses to lessen the effect of escalating prices of essential food items in the country,

The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, who announced the decision in Abuja recently, restated his commitment to advancing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s food security agenda.

According to a statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Customs, Abdulhahi Maiwada, this commitment is deeply rooted in the NCS’s core mandate of serving the best interests of the Nigerian people to fostering economic stability and prosperity.

“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.

” 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.” The statement read.

The NCS further disclosed that the 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.”

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