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Customs, Traditional Rulers Unite to Combat Food Price Inflation

The Nigerian Customs is looking to work with traditional rulers to curb food price inflation. Mr. Joseph Adelaja, the Acting Controller, Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘D’, recently stated this during a courtesy visit to the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkido Aliyu-Mustapha, on Thursday in Yola. He said the trend was aggravated by the illicit hoarding and exportation of food commodities.

“As part of the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC’s) policy thrust on consolidation, collaboration, and innovation, we are here to seek fatherly support and wise counsel, particularly on the challenges facing the country in terms of food insecurity.

“As we are aware national and food security is the responsibility of every patriotic Nigerian.
“We solicit the support of all stakeholders and members of the general public to enable us to overcome the menace,” he said.

Adelaja said that illegal exportation of petroleum products also caused untold hardship on the citizens, and stressed the need for collaborative efforts to address the menace.

“This is a critical period of our national life and all hands must be on deck to support the government because we cannot afford to get it wrong at this point of our national history”, he said.

Responding, Aliyu-Mustapha assured the Service of his council support. Represented by Mustapha Amin, the Galadima of Adamawa, the royal father lauded the Service’s positive contributions to the economy and national security. (NAN)

IMAGE: Guardian

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