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FOOD SECURITY: TINUBU APPROVES DISTRIBUTION OF 42,000 METRIC TONS OF GRAINS TO NIGERIANS                                                                                     21-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                      President Bola Ahmad Tinubu has approved the distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains to Nigerians with the aim of cushioning the current hardship Nigerians are facing.

The Zonal Coordinator Zone B of the Nigeria Customs Service, ACG Ify Queen Ogbudu disclosed this when she paid a courtesy call to the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero in his Palace.

She said the Nigeria Custom Service will not relent in curtailing the menace of exportation of Grains from Nigeria to other African Countries, aimed at ensuring adequate food security.

ACG Ify Queen said in an effort to cushioning the current hardship Nigerians are facing President Bola Ahmad Tinubu in his Magminity has approved the distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains to impoverished Nigerians.

she pledged the Customs Service’s support in ensuring these grains reach those in need as directed by the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi.

The Zonal Coordinator who seeked for the royal blessing informed the Emir the critical role the Customs Service plays in maintaining the government’s commitment to addressing poverty and food insecurity, while emphasizing an enduring relationship between the officers and men of the Customs service and the good people of the Kano emirates.

In his response, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero , expressed deep appreciation for the Nigeria Customs Service’s efforts in safeguarding the country’s economic integrity despite facing numerous challenges.

He urged Customs officers to maintain diligence in their service to the nation and advised them to exhibit compassion towards the local traders who may act based on ignorance, Stressing the importance of enlightenment and community engagement to curb breaches, he pledged the Emirate’s support in facilitating legitimate trade.

The Emir emphasized the need for officers to show compassion in their duties and commended the progress in reducing disputes between traders and Customs officials through stakeholder engagement.

He expressed appreciation to the ongoing enlightenment initiatives to support local traders and businessmen in pursuing lawful trade.

During the visit the Zonal Coordinator Zone B of the Nigeria Customs Service, ACG Ify Queen Ogbudu was accompanied by Customs Area Comptrollers from various commands within Zone B, which includes Sambo Kaliel Dangaladima (Comptroller admin Zone B), Dalha Wada Chedi of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B, Dauda Ibrahim Chana of Kano/Jigawa and Compt Ahmed Tijjani Abe of Kaduna Area command respectfully.

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