Customs returns trucks of seized food, harps on effective border management

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The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi says President Bola Tinubu has directed that all trucks of seized food items across the borders be returned to the traders

Adeniyi made this known when he paid a courtesy visit on former President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.

He said the directive was with the hope that the items would be plunged back into the Nigerian markets to help cushion the effect of current economic challenges.

According to him, the service is responsible for ensuring that food security becomes an integral and essential element of national power.

He said, “I would like to assure you that we will continue to work for the peace, progress, and security of Nigeria.

“Those key ideals that you have worked for in all your years, in your career in the military and what you did as president and now as a statesman.”

Adeniyi expressed appreciation for the former president’s role in the emergence of the Nigeria Customs Service Act, 2023.

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Former President Buhari commended Customs for its crucial role in border protection, saying it was indispensable for national security.

In a similar development, the comptroller-general during a courtesy visit to the Emir of Daura, Dr. Farouk Umar Farouk, said his team visited the Maiadua Border in Kongolam.

Adeniyi said the service, in collaboration with other security agencies, would continue to work to combat threats to national security, including banditry and insurgency.
as well as ensure border security.

The Emir of Daura, Farouk Umar Farouk pledged the Emirate Council’s support to the service.

The Emir urged Adeniyi to remain resolute in his duties and to demonstrate zero tolerance for individuals undermining national security and economic stability.

QuestNews reports that Adeniyi was honoured with the traditional title of ‘Mabuɗin Hausa’ and pledged to confer the title upon him formally in due course.

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