Nigeria Customs Service and Emir of Kano Collaborate to Combat Illegal Grain Exportation

by David Okoye

The Nigeria Customs Service has pledged to bolster efforts in preventing the illegal exportation of grains from Nigeria to other African countries, aiming to safeguard the nation’s food security. During a visit to the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, Ify Ogbudu, the Zonal Coordinator of Zone B, emphasized the service’s commitment to this cause.

Ogbudu assured the Emir of the service’s support in ensuring that the 42,000 metric tonnes of grains approved for distribution by the Federal Government would reach those in need as directed. She also sought the Emir’s assistance in highlighting the pivotal role of customs in advancing the government’s objectives of poverty alleviation and food security.

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In response, Emir Aminu Ado Bayero commended the Customs Service for its dedication to preserving the country’s economic integrity despite various challenges. He urged customs officers to maintain diligence and compassion in their interactions with local traders, emphasizing the significance of enlightenment and community engagement in curbing illegal activities.

Furthermore, the Emir pledged the emirate’s support in facilitating legitimate trade and reducing disputes between traders and customs officials through stakeholder engagements. He appreciated ongoing enlightenment initiatives aimed at supporting local traders and promoting lawful trade practices.

This collaborative effort between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Emir of Kano signifies a united front against illegal grain exportation, underscoring the importance of cooperation in ensuring food security and economic stability in Nigeria.

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