Economic hardship: Customs to distribute seized food items

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says seized foods items will be distributed nationwide to cushion the food crisis in the country.

Its national spokesman, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement on Tuesday said the move is “to alleviate the hardships faced by Nigerians and improve access to essential food items, 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 modalities for the disposal will be communicated through NCS formations nationwide, with a firm commitment to transparency, fairness, and public safety. It is our pledge that this exercise will be managed diligently to ensure that the benefits reach those most in need.”