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Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by agwom(m): 10:50pm On Apr 07, 2020
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) has approved the release of 247 truckloads of relief items with a market value of N3.250 billion and a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N2billion from its warehouses. A statement by Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, said the approval was in compliance with the Presidential directive to provide relief items from seizures by Customs operatives.

It said the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) necessitated various and continuous actions by Government at different levels to prevent and/or stop the spread of the virus in Nigeria. The statement also said in reaction to pains associated with the effects of the lockdown in some parts of the country, some Nigerians on social media called on the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to share seized rice and other edible items to the public.

The relief items include 158 trailer load of rice estimated at 46,000 metric tonnes, 30 trucks of vegetable oil with 36,495 units of 25 litre kegs, and 3,428 kegs of palm oil. Others are 54 trucks containing 136,705 cartons of tomatoes paste, 2,951 cartons of spaghetti and 1,253 packets of noodles, 828 bales of wrappers (Ankara) and 2,300 rolls of lace fabric.

The entire load of relief materials will be conveyed in 247 trucks, the analysis shows as Customs noted that only edible items certified fit for human consumption by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will be released to the public . Customs clarified that the provision of section 167(2) of the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) CAP C45 LFN 2004 says seized items upon condemnation and forfeiture to the Federal Government by a competent court of jurisdiction are kept in government warehouses pending government directive on its disposal.

“Accordingly, in compliance with the Presidential directive, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col, Hameed Ali (Rtd) has already approved the release of relief items to boost the Federal Government continuous efforts to alleviate sufferings associated with the painful but necessary ongoing lockdown in some parts of the country,” it noted. As at the time of filing this report, locations and places where the items will be distributed are yet to be disclosed by the Customs.

Daily Trust reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday ordered the distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Customs to the 36 states of the Federation. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Monday. The news conference was on the fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock.

Ahmed said the seized trucks of rice had been handed over to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management for onward distributions to Nigerians. She added that in addition to this, the president had also approved distribution of grains from strategic grain reserves across the country.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/customs-releases-247-truckloads-of-relief-items-worth-n3-2bn.html

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Makavelli25: 10:52pm On Apr 07, 2020
God have mercy o That only what i can say

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by donbachi(m): 10:57pm On Apr 07, 2020
Which of the buhari?..offline or online own.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Kylekent59: 10:59pm On Apr 07, 2020
Account dey read minus for some people.

I saw matured man in my area begging a lady who sells herbal stuffs for money.

The girl declined, and says she gat no money. After the man had walked about 7 meters away from her, she called the man back and handed him #500.

Hunger is everywhere.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Xisnin(m): 11:08pm On Apr 07, 2020
Kylekent59:
Account dey read minus for some people.

I saw big man in my area begging a lady who sells herbal stuffs for money.

The gir declined, and says she gat no money. After the man had walked about 7 meters away from her, she called the man back and handed him #500.

Hunger is everywhere.
Do you mean an obese man?

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by bamvik(m): 11:15pm On Apr 07, 2020
good development at least each state will get 4 trucks and based on reply from fellow nairalanders, a truck contains 600bags that is 600*150 = 90,000 bags of rice. we have about 9000 wards in nigeria meaning each ward will get 10bags of rice Then imagine ur ward sharing 10bags of rice, how many will get to each poor household? (that is if they actually released 150 trucks o) before una go begin complain say na 4cups they share
Modified

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by teeceexx: 11:16pm On Apr 07, 2020
But they once said foreign rice are poisonous?

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by sapientia(m): 11:21pm On Apr 07, 2020
Hmmm

The owners really lost a lot.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Oharina(m): 11:25pm On Apr 07, 2020
No mind them joor, "na audioo" in Peter Okoye's Voice.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Tobinrobin(m): 11:48pm On Apr 07, 2020
This is kinda commendable only if it truly will get to the masses. Majority of these materials will end up in the houses of big men & their wives, relatives sadly. Sometimes it’s we the people that are the problem & not the Government because there’s 60% chance that most of these won’t get to the necessary point. The National Emergency Management should also be directed to do the same thing. It’s

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by chatinent(m): 12:02am On Apr 08, 2020
"This Coronavirus pandemic is a miasma of a deplorable apotheosis, a UFO of a hemorrhaging plutocracy, with Han descent or Chinese orifice, cascadingly oozing into a malodorous excrescences of mobocracy. How can the universe run beserk in a topsy turvy fashion that the utopian projections of public splendour and humongous military accoutrements and armaments of the so called developed nations have fizzled out as an expired bazooka? Who bails the cat? How are the mighty fallen and what deities or terra ferma chichidos can be responsible for this anathema? With all this termagant ossifying proclivities of abracadabra in the toga of unpatented chemical concoctions being brandished as cures and panacea, the terra ferma is headed for avoidable oblivion. How come even our academically knowledgia centura is enveloped in a paraphlegic crinkum crankum? It is not yet uhuru. To your tents Oh Isreal...Que Sera Sera."

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Alwaysachick: 12:14am On Apr 08, 2020
Why
Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by senatordave1(m): 12:19am On Apr 08, 2020
Kudos to buhari.up buhari

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Lipscomb(m): 1:08am On Apr 08, 2020
You're not communicating,gibberish.
chatinent:
"This Coronavirus pandemic is a miasma of a deplorable apotheosis, a UFO of a hemorrhaging plutocracy, with Han descent or Chinese orifice, cascadingly oozing into a malodorous excrescences of mobocracy. How can the universe run beserk in a topsy turvy fashion that the utopian projections of public splendour and humongous military accoutrements and armaments of the so called developed nations have fizzled out as an expired bazooka? Who bails the cat? How are the mighty fallen and what deities or terra ferma chichidos can be responsible for this anathema? With all this termagant ossifying proclivities of abracadabra in the toga of unpatented chemical concoctions being brandished as cures and panacea, the terra ferma is headed for avoidable oblivion. How come even our academically knowledgia centura is enveloped in a paraphlegic crinkum crankum? It is not yet uhuru. To your tents Oh Isreal...Que Sera Sera."

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by ValCon888: 5:10am On Apr 08, 2020
I didn't know customs could release goods worth N3billion to fight Covid-19.
Tomorrow they'll conduct audio burning of contraband goods to deceive Nigerians.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by RichDad1(m): 5:32am On Apr 08, 2020
The inconsistency in this country sha.
What about this??

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by todaynewsreview: 5:34am On Apr 08, 2020
Hope it gets to the masses. Good initiative. Kudos.








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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by bibiking7(m): 5:35am On Apr 08, 2020




A country of 200m plus people. Our major states and cities are on lock down and Coincedentally, oil prices have dropped. Some of the major ways through which the government makes money (crude sales and taxation) are on pause. This will definitely affect our economy. When we finish this truck loads of rice. What next?

My prayer is that at the end of these two weeks, those infected will reach the incubation period and start showing signs, because we definitely cannot test enough people. All countries are having issues with test kits. It can never be enough. God help us.





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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Pavore9: 5:35am On Apr 08, 2020
Some of them will be missing in transit.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Fuckkthemod: 5:35am On Apr 08, 2020
I thought these items were confiscated because they are contraband

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by darthv: 5:35am On Apr 08, 2020
.diversion in waiting

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by drlaykay(m): 5:35am On Apr 08, 2020
If the rice is good what's the purpose of the initial plan of destroying stealing them?

The government should have stated the main reasons for confiscation which is enabling local production.
So instead of destroying the items, the goods should be carefully examined by NAFDAC and used for the school feeding programme instead of feeding our kids with those unhealthy meals.

Btw, those custom guys must have held an emergency meeting informing all their members to return their loots.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by adioolayi(m): 5:36am On Apr 08, 2020
Hope it gets to those who really needs it

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by hemucology(m): 5:37am On Apr 08, 2020
This Wuman again.


Mrs Zainab Ahmed nah God go punish this Wuman

Because she didn't hv anything good for Nigerians

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by gurunlocker: 5:37am On Apr 08, 2020
At least 50% will be diverted...... Hopefully, 10% will reach the required destination.


grin grin grin

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by martowskin1(m): 5:37am On Apr 08, 2020
Covid19 is the best means this administration have to steal since they took over from PDP and truely they are not taking any chances...

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by asthmacoughend(f): 5:37am On Apr 08, 2020
chatinent:
"This Coronavirus pandemic is a miasma of a deplorable apotheosis, a UFO of a hemorrhaging plutocracy, with Han descent or Chinese orifice, cascadingly oozing into a malodorous excrescences of mobocracy. How can the universe run beserk in a topsy turvy fashion that the utopian projections of public splendour and humongous military accoutrements and armaments of the so called developed nations have fizzled out as an expired bazooka? Who bails the cat? How are the mighty fallen and what deities or terra ferma chichidos can be responsible for this anathema? With all this termagant ossifying proclivities of abracadabra in the toga of unpatented chemical concoctions being brandished as cures and panacea, the terra ferma is headed for avoidable oblivion. How come even our academically knowledgia centura is enveloped in a paraphlegic crinkum crankum? It is not yet uhuru. To your tents Oh Isreal...Que Sera Sera."
. Oga ,You are really an entertainer ,But it's good Sha ,at least something to laugh at this Coro period .But ur mention fit give man headache

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by darfay: 5:38am On Apr 08, 2020
To themselves
Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by shedy03(m): 5:38am On Apr 08, 2020
senatordave1:
Kudos to buhari.up buhari
Wetin he do?

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Zico5(m): 5:38am On Apr 08, 2020
Handed to who? Minister of humanitarian and disaster, he don red o. U forgot the woman said no hungry person in the south. Everything will be shared in the north as usual. No qualm. We should enjoy this our darling Buhari when he lasts.

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Re: Customs releases 247 truckloads of relief items worth N3.2 Billion by Bigflamie(m): 5:39am On Apr 08, 2020
In three days time, you'd hear they've shared all to the poorest of the poor. Audio sharing

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