List Of Seized Items The Nigerian Customs Has Released To The Public Since The Lockdown

1 month ago by: Daniel Bosai
(m) at 8-04-2020 07:41AM (1 month ago)

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Nigeria Customs Service Releases Seized Foods Worth N3.2B To The Public .

The outbreak of the deadly Corona Virus (Covid-19) necessitated various and continuous actions by Government at different levels to prevent/stop the spread of the virus in Nigeria.

1. Rice 46,000 metric tons (158 trailers)

2. Vegetable oil (251) 36,495kegs (30 trucks)

3. Palm oil 3,428 kegs (1 truck)

4. Tomatoes paste 136,705 cartons (54 trucks)
5. Spaghetti/Noodles 2,951ctns & 1,253pkts (2trucks)

6. Wrappers (Ankara) 828 bales (ltruck)

7. Lace fabric 2,300 Rolls (1 truck)

Reacting to pains associated with the effects of the lockdown in some parts of the Country, some Nigerians have taken to the social media to call on Nigeria Customs Service to share seized rice and other edible items to members of the public. While some of these calls appear well intended, others had attempted to create the impression that Customs Officers have the liberty to use seized items as they deem fit. Some even mischievously impugned that the items may have already been shared to cronies. Nothing can be further from the truth.

It is therefore necessary to explain that in line with the provision of section 167 (2) of CEMA CAP C45 LFN 2004, seized items upon condemnation and forfeiture to the Federal Government by a competent court of jurisdiction are kept in government warehouses pending Government directive on its disposal.
Accordingly, in compliance with the Presidential directive, the ComptrollerGeneral of Customs, Col, Hameed Ali (Rtd) has already approved the release of the following relief items to boost the Federal Government continuous efforts to alleviate sufferings associated with the painful but necessary ongoing lockdown in some parts of the Country. The items include:
Estimated market value of these items is,

Three Billion, two Hundred and Fifty One Million, Eight Hundred and Six Thousand with Duty Paid Value of
It should be noted that only edible items certified fit for human consumption by NAFDAC will be released to the public.

Mykie010 (m) at 8-04-2020 07:47AM
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People's money
dareper (m) at 8-04-2020 09:18AM
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Igbo people seized goods....but if the want to start share am now the will start from the north and even share it to northaners alone.
henman4u2002 (m) at 8-04-2020 02:25PM
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Well done Guys! Well done and make sure you select an honest committee for a credible distribution of the items to Nigerians else it will end up in some greedy politician's private warehouse. We all know what some of our politicians are capable of doing Grin Grin Grin