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Customs implements plan to alleviate food scarcity (Pictures)

The rice disbursement program, initiated on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Lagos, focuses on delivering essential food items directly to beneficiaries within customs operational areas...

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Customs implements plan to alleviate food scarcity (Pictures)

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, affirms dedication to address food insecurity under President Bola Tinubu-led administration’s guidance.

The rice disbursement program, initiated on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Lagos, focuses on delivering essential food items directly to beneficiaries within customs operational areas.

Speaking further, the CGC said the NCS secured approval from the government to dispose of the seized food items to needy Nigerians at discounted prices after satisfying the verification process of presenting the National Identification Number (NIN).

He emphasized, “The target groups include artisans, teachers, nurses, religious bodies, and other Nigerians within our operational areas. The intention is to reach out directly to members through these organized structures to ensure the maximum impact of this exercise.”

He however, emphasized that the initiative’s primary objective is to provide essential food items to those in need, in line with the Nigeria Customs Service’s commitment to enhancing its social welfare responsibility programs.

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“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.” the CGC said.

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Customs implements plan to alleviate food scarcity (Pictures)

Customs implements plan to alleviate food scarcity (Pictures)

Customs implements plan to alleviate food scarcity (Pictures)

Customs implements plan to alleviate food scarcity (Pictures)

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