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Nigeria Customs Service distributes seized rice among IDPs

Nigeria Customs Service distributes seized rice among IDPs

Over 40,000 bags of rice seized by the Nigeria Customs Service have been shared to Internally Displaced  Persons’ camps, its Comptroller-General, Col. HAMEED ALI, has stated.

The NCS CG, represented by its Deputy Comptroller-General, Mr. UMAR ILYA, said this on Thursday in Abuja, during a joint press briefing with the acting Director-General of National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Mrs. YETUNDE ONI, on the outcome of laboratory tests conducted on the confiscated plastic rice allegedly imported into the country.

At the event, ONI explained that no plastic rice was imported into the country.

She, however, said the seized rice was “contaminated with microorganisms above permissible limit.”

While explaining the circumstances surrounding the alleged plastic rice, he said the NCS only responded to a security alert issued by the Office of the National Security Adviser on the importation of plastic rice into the country.

 

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