Customs Ready To Curtail Rice Smuggling In Niger, Kwara, Kogi – Comptroller

Date: 2018-12-07
The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday expressed its readiness to curtail rice smuggling in the Niger Area Command comprising Niger, Kwara and Kogi States. Comptroller Abba Kassim, the Controller in charge of the area, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna.

He said: "All hands are on deck to prevent smuggling of goods before, during and after Christmas.’’ Kassim said already measures had been put in place to ensure the arrest and possible prosecution of all those involved in illegal businesses.

The controller said the command would not rest in carrying out its constitutional duties of preventing smuggling of goods, especially arms, rice and cars through land borders.

He said: "We have already issued an order to officers deployed to border posts in Tungan Madugu, Kibira and Agbara Rofiya in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger. "The order was also sent to officers at border posts in Chikanda, Yashikira, Kuso Boso in Barutem Local Government Area of Kwara State to end the illegal business once and for all. "We are battle ready to end smuggling through our various strategies that will pave way for arrest and prosecution of smugglers.

"We have also reached out to youths in the border communities to assist our field officers with required intelligence information that will assist in curbing all forms of smuggling activities."

According to him, the command is a-no-go area for smugglers as competent officers have been stationed on identified illegal routes of smugglers to ensure their arrest and prosecution.

The controller said that officers of the command were on ground with basic working facilities to end the illegal activities once and for all.

He said: "As the year comes to an end, we are witnessing increased smuggling, especially rice for festivities and we are battle ready for them.

"So, there is no hiding place for rice smugglers in this zone. They should go back to farm and engage in commercial farming.

"Whatever tricks they use, we will combat them because we have zero tolerance for smuggling in this zone."

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Abubakar B.M     Mohammed Lawal     IDPU     Opobiyi     KWIRS     Goodluck Jonathan     Hamza Usman     George Innih     Issa Manzuma     Modupe Oluwole     Boko Haram     Salihu Jibril Garbi     Salake     Ilorin Water Reticulation     Yinka Aluko     Abdulkadir Akanbi-Oke     Ahman Patigi     Offa Descendants Union     Lai Mohammed     Balogun Gambari     Clara Nwachukwu     Ladi Hassan     Bola Sagaya     Abubakar Baba Sulaiman     Saba Mamman Daniel     Abdulfatai Baakini     Odo-Owa     Aishat Sulu-Gambari     Muhammed Abdullahi     Baba Isale     College Of Education     Arandun     Ibrahim Bio     Segun Olawoyin     Split Diamond Interchange     Jani Ibrahim     Oke-Ogun     Alloy Chukwuemeka     Ahmed     Odogun Olushola Gabriel     Elections     Bola Iyabo Ibiyeye Adisa     Musa Abdullahi     Kunle Suleiman     Yusuf Abdulkadir     Suleiman Abubakar     VADA     Salihu Yahaya     Bamidele Adegoke     Michael Ologundea     Babaita     Quran     Daud Adeshola     Niguel Gallando Marcias     Share/Tsaragi     Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye     Millennium Development Goals     Durosinlohun Kawu     Muslim Media Watch Group Of Nigeria     Egbejila     CBT     Idowu Aremu     Hamidat Sulyman-Yusuf     Quareeb     Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab     Babatunde Idiagbon     Mahmud Durosinlohun Atiku     IQRA College     Bayo Ajia     Ojo Fadumila     Isaac Gbenle     Amos Sayo     Mufti Of Ilorin     Olatunji Bamgbola     NAWOJ     Afonja Descendants Union     Post Utme