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Lagos Residents Storm Customs Office To Buy Cheap Rice

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Thousands of Lagos residents stormed Yaba office of the Nigerian Customs Service to buy seized rice.

At the place, the customs sell a 25kg bag of rice for N10,000.

Some residents of the state were captured on camera queueing up to purchase bags of rice.

Recall that Customs announced that the distribution of seized food items will commence on Friday (today).
In a statement issued to journalists in Lagos, the NCS Comptroller General, Adewale Adeniyi, disclosed that customs officials are not allowed to be involved in the process.

According to the statement issued through the service’s National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, Adeniyi stated that the rice will be packaged in 25kg bags and sold for N10,000.

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The target groups, he said, included artisans, teachers, nurses, religious bodies, and other Nigerians within its operational areas.

The aim, he said, is to establish direct communication with members through these structured systems in order to guarantee the utmost effectiveness of this initiative.

Adeniyi cautioned against the resale of food items, emphasizing that the NCS is fully dedicated to transparency and accountability throughout the entire process.

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