Russia-Ukraine War: Nigeria Customs Warns Against Exportation Of Foodstuffs

Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd.),

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has warned Nigerians against exporting foodstuffs to other countries of the world following the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The Comptroller of the Katsina Area Command of the NCS, Dalha Wada Chedi, gave the warning Wednesday, 27 April, 2022, while showcasing the achievements recorded by the Command on the war against smuggling in the State.

TheFact Nigeria reports that Chedi
warned residents of the State that despite the reopening of the Nigeria/Niger Republic land border by the federal government, anyone found exporting the nation’s grains would face the wrath of the law.

He reiterated that the effects of the Russia and Ukraine crisis are already being felt in the food processing chain, noting that both countries are the highest producers of food items, especially wheat.

Chedi also pointed out that, with the crisis going on between Russia and Ukraine, importation from that region can no longer be effected, which would lead to short supply in the coutry. He lamented the consequences of exporting the little left for profit.

“The issue is that you have taken your own out of the country, the foreign one you are expecting is no longer coming then where are you? No food, there will be food crisis”.

“On no account should anybody try to export foodstuffs out of the country. We will set examples for those who think the government is playing. Government is serious on the people’s welfare and wellbeing”, Chedi stated.

He, however, announced the seizure of nine vehicles, 398 bags of foreign rice, 244 cartons of foreign spaghetti, 39 jerricans of vegetable oil and other contraband worth over N31 milion within 27 days.

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