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Return seized food items to owners -Tinubu orders Customs

President Bola Tinubu has directed the Nigerian Customs Service (NSC) to return all seized grains to their owners for onward retailing in the Nigerian markets, according to the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi.





Adeniyi, who revealed this at a stakeholders’ meeting at Kwangwalam, in the Maiadua Local Government Area of Katsina State explained that the directive shows the president’s magnanimity to ensuring enough food for Nigerians to buy at cheaper prices.





However, he added that the confiscated food items would only be returned to the owners on the condition that they would be sold in the Nigerian markets.


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“The whole idea is to promote food security and ensure that Nigerians will not be living with hunger and Mr. President considers this as one of the strategies that can help address the problem of food security,” the CGC said.





“We have over 120 trucks of food items for export seized, which means a lot of food items were taken out of our markets, leading to the unavailability that created some pressure on the prices of these food items. So, we hope that by the time we restock our markets, it will have some positive effects on the prices.”