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Seized Grains to be returned for Sale, says Tinubu

By Faridat Salifu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to restore all seized grains to their lawful owners for sale in local markets.

In Kwangwalam, Katsina State, on Saturday, the directive which was revealed at a stakeholders’ meeting, aim to ensure food affordability and security.

Declaring during the meeting that the return of food goods that have been confiscated is subject to certain conditions, Customs Comptroller-General Bashir Adewale Adeniyi made the announcement declaring that only Nigerian markets could be used to sell the goods.

More than 120 trucks full of food supplies meant for export were seized, as Adeniyi said, highlighting the effect of confiscated goods on the local market. Due to the confiscation, there was a lack of items in the local markets, which raised prices.

Tinubu’s directive underscores the government’s commitment to addressing food security concerns and ensuring that Nigerians have access to affordable food.

By returning seized grains to their rightful owners for local retailing, the government aims to alleviate the burden of high food prices and promote economic stability in the country.


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