Nigeria Customs Sale of Seized Food Items: Lady Alerts People about Location to Get Rice at N10k

Nigeria Customs Sale of Seized Food Items: Lady Alerts People about Location to Get Rice at N10k

  • A Nigerian lady disclosed the Lagos location for the selling of seized foreign rice and other items by the Nigeria Customs Service
  • She shared the requirements needed for one to purchase the rice and advised people to make their way to the location if they are interested
  • CEO of Zino Foodmart has faulted the Nigeria Customs Service for selling seized food items to poor Nigerians

After the Nigeria Customs Service announcement of the kick-off of the sales of seized food items, a baker has shared a location for interested people residing in Lagos.

Customs had earlier informed Nigerians of their plan to alleviate food scarcity via this initiative and directed interested folks to provide a valid means of identification to participate.

Lady releases location to buy cheap bag of rice at N10k
She said the requirements are N10k and NIN. Photo Credit: @CustomsNG
Source: Twitter

In a tweet on X, the baker said anyone staying around Bariga, Onike, Iwaya, Yaba and UNILAG should head to the Customs office to benefit from the initiative. She wrote:

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"If you know anyone staying around Bariga, Onike, Iwaya, Yaba, UNILAG.
"Custom office is sharing half bag of rice for 10,000 (foreign rice).
"The requirement is your 10,000 and NIN.
"Make your way there if you can afford it.
"Please repost to get to those in need that can afford it."

In a follow-up tweet, the baker stated that information at her disposal has it that heaps of 25kg of rice are still available for sale.

Zino Foodmart CEO faults Nigeria Customs

Reacting to the development, Ms Comfort, the CEO of Zino Foodmart, slammed the Nigeria Customs Service for selling seized food items.

In a chat with, Comfort said selling other people's sweat and putting them into depression is bad. She said:

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"We know is to help the citizens due to the hardship in the land but these are people's goods that were seized. Now they want to give it out to people due to the hardships so why sell it, why take money from the citizens?
"What about those who can’t afford the 10k?
"If you want to be good and also want to help the citizens then do it wholeheartedly without taking money from them. The citizens can come with a valid means of identification.
"Selling other people sweat and putting them in depression is bad."

See her tweet below:

People show interest in the food rice

@jeffreyTK said:

"Hope is not rice that is about to expire in days.
"Please you’ll Be careful of what you buy."

@ugo_himself said:

"How I wish I know any of my mutual staying at Bariga."

@igweigwe71 said:

"This is the worst government since 1999."

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@celestine4good said:

"When are they carrying out same in Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Akwa Ibom?"

@faithrobert1 said:

"Omo I've left that place for the strong ones ,even soldiers can't tame that crowd."

@calabarbabes said:

"Pls are they sharing tomorrow I will be there by 6am."

@adenikkid said:

"I got mine oh 25kg for 10k but it’s survival of the fittest as the crowd choke!"

@Harckhan said:

"Omo... I don go lap one, God bless you for this update."

Reactions trail Customs move to distribute edibles

Meanwhile, previously reported that Nigerians had reacted to Customs move to distribute seized food items.

According to them, the planned distribution would not go around and might be hijacked by a few influential individuals in the country.

They pointed to the COVID-19 era, where relief materials were stored in warehouses across the country and either wasted or were looted by a few people.

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The development follows various interceptions of food items by the Nigeria Customs Service heading to neighbouring.


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