NCS releases rice, other goods, to IDPs camps

Imported bags of rice

THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, has released 12,051 bags of rice for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North east part of the country.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Selchang Taupyen, made this known in Badagry, Lagos State on Monday.

Taupyen said that other items given to the IDPs were: vegetable oil, bales of used clothes and shoes, cartons of soap, hand bags and tin tomatoes.

“In compliance with the Presidential directive of releasing seized goods to the IDPs camps, the command has successfully handed them over through the Nigerian Army.

“The gesture will go a long way to ameliorate the suffering of the displaced persons and help in supporting the current operations against Boko Haram.

“The command is committed in supporting other agencies in its efforts at improving the security of the country,’’ the command’s spokesman said in a statement.

Taupyen said that the Area Controller, Mr Aliyu Mohammed, urged the public to adhere to the Federal Government’s policies and desist from smuggling.

“The command will keep on enforcing the policies of government and ensure that our borders are safe by suppressing and eradicating smuggling.

“Desist from smuggling or face the full wrath of the law,’’ he said. (NAN)

– May 14, 2018 @ 15:59 GMT |

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