Border Closure: Customs To Close Shops Selling Foreign Rice

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Bags of rice
Bags of rice

The Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) has issued a warning to shops still selling foreign rice despite the closure of land borders across the country.

According to Ahmed Nasir, customs area comptroller in charge of Kano/Jigawa, who made this known via a letter with reference number NCS/KAN/053/S.28 and dated February 17, 2020,  he said the aim of the border closure is to put an end to smuggling activities across the country.

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“In our effort to suppress smuggling, the Nigerian Customs Service Kano/Jigawa area command deemed it fit to write and seek for your cooperation to stop patronising foreign rice and other prohibited items in your supermarket/shops to avoid being closed by customs operatives,” the statement read.

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