Customs to commence distribution of seized foods

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced plan to distribute food items it seized to Nigerians to reduce the hunger ravaging the nation.

This was disclosed to Pageone by the NCS’ public relations officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement on Tuesday, February 20.

He, however, said the distribution would be done after all the food items had been certified fit for human consumption.

He explained that the situation became imperative to alleviate the pains caused by food scarcity.

According to Maiwada, the NCS will facilitate the direct disposal of the food items forfeited to the Federal Government.

“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.

Pageone reports that Nigerians are expressing anger as many of them can no longer endure the prevailing economic hardship, evidenced by hikes in food prices and other essential commodities.

Recently, protesters have gone to the streets in Ibadan, Lagos, Osun and Niger states to express their frustrations over commodities’ surging prices.

Civil servants in Niger State will on Wednesday, February 21, commence an indefinite strike over the government’s failure to meet their demands.

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