Palliative: Customs commence food distribution, sells 25kg of rice for N10,000

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, will today commence the sale of seized bags of rice to the public at the rate of N10,000 per 25kg.

Disclosing this to newsmen in Lagos, Comptroller General of the NCS, Mr. Adewale Adeniyi, said the process for the sale of the food items has been perfected such that a form with all the details of the applicant including the National Identification Number, NIN, will be submitted and a bar code will be generated for the collection of the commodity.

Adeniyi stated that ten registration points will be opened for members of the public with a view to easing the purchase process.

The Customs boss said that the move to sell the seized items is to crash the price of food items and shore up the value of the Naira.

He warned against the resale of purchased rice adding anybody caught reselling will be arrested and possibly prosecuted.

He explained that the disposal of these seized items will be for a period of time adding that very poor Nigerians were the target for this gesture.

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