Foreign rice is poison, stop consuming it – Customs boss warns Nigerians

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Col. Hameed Ali (retd), the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has urged Nigerians to stop consuming foreign rice because it is poisonous. that Nigerians should stop consuming it .

He said this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Ministry of Finance.

Ali said that the Federal Government had not issued license for the importation of rice and that any rice seen on the streets that was not produced in Nigeria was smuggled, NAN reports.

Col. Hameed Ali (retd), the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has urged Nigerians to stop consuming foreign rice because it is poisonous.

He said this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Ministry of Finance.

He said this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Ministry of Finance.

Ali said that the Federal Government had not issued license for the importation of rice and that any rice seen on the streets that was not produced in Nigeria was smuggled, NAN reports.

Col. Hameed Ali (retd), the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has urged Nigerians to stop consuming foreign rice because it is poisonous.

He said this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Ministry of Finance.

Ali said that the Federal Government had not issued license for the importation of rice and that any rice seen on the streets that was not produced in Nigeria was smuggled, NAN reports.

Ali said that the Federal Government had not issued license for the importation of rice and that any rice seen on the streets that was not produced in Nigeria was smuggled, NAN reports.

He same that the foreign rice was toxic as a result of before coming back into the country, it should have spent a minimum of 5 years within the silos.

“A chemical should are another to sustain its freshness which chemical is harmful.

“Also, it’s been re-bagged with a replacement date given because the production and end date which is what we tend to consume here that causes diseases.

“So, I attractiveness to Nigerians to please patronise our own rice, it’s on the market, a lot of alimentary and if area unit doing} that you simply can assist customs by ensuring these folks are place out of business.”

The Customs boss same that rice importation was one amongst the largest challenges the NCS was encountering, adding that it still happens as a result of Nigerians consume the foreign rice.

He another that Nigerians weren’t serving to matters as they assist the smugglers herald the merchandise.

According to him, if Nigerians stop shopping for the foreign rice, smugglers can depart of business and there’ll be no have to be compelled to bring it in.

“We invariably elicit help from Nigerians to apprehend these smugglers however up until currently there’s no personal national that has walked up to United States of America to convey United States of America info, the sole folks giving United States of America info area unit the rice millers.

“We area unit operating terribly closely with them to form positive that the rice that comes into this country is with validity processed.”

Col. Hameed Ali (retd), the Comptroller-General, Federal Republic of Nigeria agency (NCS), has urged Nigerians to prevent overwhelming foreign rice as a result of it’s toxic.

He same this on weekday in national capital at a press conference unionized by the Ministry of Finance.

Ali same that the federal had not issued license for the importation of rice which any rice seen on the streets that wasn’t made in Federal Republic of Nigeria was black, NAN reports.

He same that the foreign rice was toxic as a result of before coming back into the country, it should have spent a minimum of 5 years within the silos.

“A chemical should are another to sustain its freshness which chemical is harmful.

“Also, it’s been re-bagged with a replacement date given because the production and end date which is what we tend to consume here that causes diseases.

“So, I attractiveness to Nigerians to please patronise our own rice, it’s on the market, a lot of alimentary and if area unit doing} that you simply can assist customs by ensuring these folks are place out of business.”

The Customs boss same that rice importation was one amongst the largest challenges the NCS was encountering, adding that it still happens as a result of Nigerians consume the foreign rice.

He another that Nigerians weren’t serving to matters as they assist the smugglers herald the merchandise.

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