Nigeria Customs Service to Distribute Seized Food Items Amidst Food Crisis



The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced plans to distribute seized food items nationwide in response to the ongoing food crisis in the country.

According to CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, the National Public Relations Officer of the NCS, the food items will be distributed only after they have been certified fit for human consumption.


In a statement released on Tuesday, Maiwada emphasized that the aim of this initiative is to alleviate the hardships faced by Nigerians and improve access to essential food items.

He stated, “The Nigeria Customs Service will facilitate the direct disposal of food items forfeited to the Federal Government.

These items will be certified fit for consumption by relevant agencies and made available to ordinary Nigerians nationwide through equitable distribution in our Areas of Operations.”


The NCS assured the public that the modalities for the disposal of these food items will be communicated through NCS formations nationwide.

Transparency, fairness, and public safety are key priorities in this process, with a commitment to ensuring that the benefits reach those most in need.


Furthermore, the NCS reaffirmed its commitment to advancing President Bola Tinubu’s food security agenda, aligning with the core mandate of serving the best interests of the Nigerian people and fostering economic stability and prosperity.


In addition to the distribution of seized food items, the NCS has launched a strategic anti-smuggling operation and public engagement campaign to prevent the unlawful exportation of vital food resources for individual economic gains.



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