The customs will sell 25 kilograms of rice for N10,000 at an auction of confiscated food goods

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Later on Friday, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) would start selling 25 kilograms of confiscated rice sacks to the general public for N10,000.

The NCS Comptroller General, Mr. Adewale Adeniyi, said newsmen in Lagos on Thursday that purchasers have been cautioned against reselling the food goods that were confiscated and auctioned off.

In addition, Adeniyi announced that customs officials would not be allowed to participate in the exercise, and that the rice would be sold for N10,000 every 25 kg.

This was announced on Tuesday by Abdullahi Maiwada, the service’s national public relations officer.

According to Adeniyi, who provided an update on the requirements, all qualified individuals are required to present a Nigerian Identification Number.

Within our operations zones, we sought out artisans, educators, nurses, religious groups, and other Nigerians. “To make sure this exercise has the maximum impact, we are planning to reach out to members directly through the organized structures,” Adeniyi added.

He cautioned against taking advantage of the initiative for personal gain.

The objects are not to be resold, and it is critical that those who benefit from this activity realize this. We are firmly opposed to anyone taking advantage of this endeavor for personal benefit. Any instances of abuse or unauthorized resale of the confiscated food goods should be promptly reported by Nigerians.

He insisted the NCS was totally dedicated to being open and accountable.

“Anyone or anything discovered to be in breach of the conditions of this program will face swift and severe consequences from us.”

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