JUST IN! Customs Intercept Container Of 'Ready To Eat Foods' Like Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice & Others

(f) at 31-07-2017 03:01PM (2 years ago)

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The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has intercepted a 20ft container of “READY TO EAT FOODS’’ like egusi soup, jollof rice, ogbono, yam porridge imported from India.
The Customs Area Comptroller, Bashar Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Monday in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Uche Ejesieme.
Mr. Yusuf spoke with stakeholders at the SDV/SCOA Terminal while handing over the container of imported prepared foods to officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.
The comptroller described the scenario as an “aberration”, considering the fact that government granted zero duty for the importation of machinery for the packaging of agricultural products.
“Why should indigenous menu be imported into the country at a time when investors are much sought after to boost local industries,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Yusuf as saying.
The controller said the command generated N25.7 billion in November, up from N25.3 billion recorded in October.
Mr. Yusuf said that the higher revenue was recorded in spite of the recession and low imports.
He said that the command would continue to explore all avenues for maximum revenue collection.
According to him, this is in view of the exigencies of the moment, which placed more responsibilities on the service.
Mr. Yusuf urged potential investors to take advantage of the numerous export potential in the country for their socio-economic benefits.
In a related development, while briefing a group of senior officers undergoing training in the command, the controller admonished them to make professionalism, integrity and transparency as their watchword.
He also urged the officers to ensure effective leadership and supervision in carrying out their duties.
Mr. Yusuf said the various trade facilitation tools as provided in the automation of Customs procedures would guide the officers in the discharge of their functions.
The comptroller told the officers to see training and re-training as a veritable tools that would sharpen their knowledge toward achieving desired results.
He appreciated the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, for effectively re-positioning the service in spite of global recession.
“NCS is still working tirelessly to remain on top of its statutory mandate,’’ he said.
Mr. Yusuf said that this could not have been possible if not for the pragmatic leadership of the comptroller-general and his management.
“In this era and dispensation, officers are expected to be above board with deep sense of commitment and responsibility in the discharge of their functions.
“The Change ideology of the comptroller -general must be given priority attention,”
he said.
He, however, warned that anybody that fails to key into the new order would be seriously sanctioned.


osarobo62 (m) at 31-07-2017 03:07PM
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 Grin Grin   dat amala be like Kanu early morning sh!t
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alao333 (m) at 31-07-2017 03:09PM
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This is too bad for us as a nation
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tegonwa (m) at 31-07-2017 03:12PM
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 31-07-2017 03:07PM
Grin Grin   dat amala be like Kanu early morning sh!t
U Wan Mek I Stop To Dey Chop Amala?Why Associate It With Shit?
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freethinker (m) at 31-07-2017 03:47PM
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VERY GOOD
WHY MUST THEY IMPORT SUCH
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gogoman (m) at 31-07-2017 04:27PM
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Quote from: freethinker on 31-07-2017 03:47PM
VERY GOOD
WHY MUST THEY IMPORT SUCH


GO AND FIND OUT WHO BE IMPORTER, NA YOUR PEOPLE
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tegonwa (m) at 31-07-2017 04:34PM
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Feast Of Food For Our Custom Officers.But Why Would Someone Import Already Cooked Nigerian Delicacies Into Nigeria?Very Suspicious.Suspiciously Hopeless.
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Donchijoz (m) at 31-07-2017 05:16PM
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Naija is in trouble.
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kacylee (f) at 31-07-2017 08:14PM
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naija my country snake and milipede don enter now na food, chai we hv see something ooo

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StGHsbs (f) at 31-07-2017 08:39PM
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Zaki68 (m) at 31-07-2017 08:44PM
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Quote from: freethinker on 31-07-2017 03:47PM
VERY GOOD
WHY MUST THEY IMPORT SUCH
I CAN BET MY LIFE THAT IS YOUR IGBO BROTHERS THAT IS IMPORTING THESES THINGS TO NIGERIA YOU GUYS ARE CALLING ZOO.THE BIGGEST PROBLEM YOU GUYS SHOUTING ABOUT TODAY TRUE FEDERALISM IT WAS YOUR PEOPLE AGUYI IRONSI THAT REMOVED FEDERALISM AND REPLACED IT WITH UNITARY SYSTEM.
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Sniper101 (m) at 1-08-2017 09:59AM
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na wa o
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Haso112 (m) at 1-08-2017 02:34PM
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Quote from: gogoman on 31-07-2017 04:27PM

GO AND FIND OUT WHO BE IMPORTER, NA YOUR PEOPLE

ABSOLUTELY TRUE... FIRST THING THAT CAME TO MIND...
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ruthie (f) at 1-08-2017 03:01PM
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GOOD MOVE! I CANNOT IMAGINE THIS
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