- The Nigeria Customs Service said it has commenced distributing over 69,000 bags of rice, and vegetable oil to orphanage homes
- The NCS said the items being distributed are those seized from smugglers
- The national public relation officer of the service, Joseph Attah, explained the items are being given to orphanage homes as demands from IDPs has reduced
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, February 12, commenced the distribution of over 69,000 bags of rice, and vegetable oil to orphanage homes in Lagos.
The rice and vegetable oil are among seized items smuggled into the country from the Republic of Benin.
According to Daily Trust, the national public relation officer of the service, Joseph Attah, made this disclosure while addressing newsmen in Lagos.
Attah said since peace has returned to the northeastern part of the region, the need for seized rice at the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has reduced hence need to give orphanages across the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday, January 28, called for the cooperation of border communities in the fight against smuggling.
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The comptroller general of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), made the call at a news conference to mark International Customs Day (ICD) in Abuja. The World Customs Organisation (WCO) dedicates every January 26 for the celebration and improvement of efficiency in the service.
The organisation was established as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) in 1952 and it has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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