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NCS Comptroller General raises hope on seized food items

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The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi has disclosed that food items seized at border towns by the Service are to be returned to their rightful owners on the condition that such items will be sold in Nigeria markets as directed by President Bola Tinubu. 

He made the disclosure during a meeting with residents of the border communities of Kongolam and Mai’adua in Katsina State.

The NCS Comptroller General added that the President had made the decision to use his authority and not legal guidelines, reflecting the deep sense of generosity he holds towards Nigeria.

The NCS boss said he had directed that all those food items be returned to the rightful owners in accordance with the President’s directive.

He assured that the goods would be closely monitored after returning them to their owners to make sure that there are no violations to the attached conditions.

The directive is seen as a relief for owners of the seized items as it is an opportunity for them to regain their losses.

On border reopening, Adeniyi assured that the the President would soon take a decision to encourage free trade and promote economic growth.

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