By Ambrose Okehi
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Western Marine Command has pleaded with the state governments as well as the authorities in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Camps, to come and carry the bags of rice allocated to them by the Customs management which had been the Command warehouse at Ibafon, between last year and now.
Boyilinyi Banga, the Comptroller of the Command, who made the appeal on Thursday, February 1, 2019, fears that items may spoil if the governors of the IDP states did expedite action to remove rice allocations from the ware to create space for more Contraband seizures, it would pose a major problem for the Command.
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They may have gotten it wrong as Ali, is not ready to give any instruction to any Customs Comptroller to hire the trucks that would carry the rice allocations to IDP Camps. Take
A senior Customs officer who spoke to The Value News said kashim Ibrahim, the governor of Borno state may have to act fast to evacuate the rice allocation from the Western Marine Warehouse as Adamu Mohammed, a Deputy Comptroller of Customs in-charge of the Command Enforcement Unit are daily making seizes of Contrabands , particular rice, from water ways smugglers which should caution the Borno governor that there is no time to waste or lose the allocation to a more serious organisation that needed the items.
The situation is even worse in Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, IKeja and Seme Command, where there are thousands of bags of 50 Kg foreign parboiled rice in their warehouses awaiting to be evacuated to the IDP Camps . The Commands patrol teams including the Headquarters’s Strike Force, HSF, Lagos Zonal Command, under the Command of Salisu Shuaibu, an Assistant Comptroller and his boys , according to sources have continued to make rice seizures hat also needed to be evacuated to the IDP Camps.
Ali may have even made the job easier for the states where the IDP Camps are situated for the governors take governors to take delivery of it with ease because of the arrangement with the Army Transport and Supplies to carry the items.