Bashir Adeniyi, the acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has stated that he will advise the Federal Government to relax the restrictions on the supply of petrol to border villages.
Adeniyi intimated that the Nigeria Customs Service will ask for a review of the gasoline supply embargo to border villages after the removal of fuel subsidies while speaking on Sunday during his working visit to the Idiroko border in Ogun State.
The Ipokia Local Government Area’s rulers bemoaned the suffering of their people as a result of the continuing prohibition on the delivery of fuel to any communities within a 20-kilometer radius of the border.
In their communities, a litre of fuel is currently being sold for N1,000, according to the traditional leaders.
In response, Adeniyi stated: “The Office of the National Security Adviser issued this decision. It was granted before the subsidy was terminated. So, a reassessment of that policy should be required now that the subsidy has been eliminated.
In order to “make appropriate recommendations and request a review of the policy,” he promised the crowd.
The acting Comptroller-General expressed optimism that we would receive some favorable feedback.
The acting Comptroller-General’s visit will boost employee morale and improve officers’ performance, said Customs Area Controller Bamidele Makinde in his welcome speech.
Bamidele reassured Adeniyi of the command’s willingness to combat cross-border smuggling and other activities harming the country’s economy.