JUST IN: President Buhari orders customs to distribute confiscated rice bags

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President Buhari has requested that the Nigeria Customs Service NCS release bags of rice confiscated from traffickers for immediate distribution.

This order is part of the Federal government’s palliative steps to protect the country’s effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was announced by finance minister Zainab Ahmed during a media briefing on Monday morning in Abuja.

The President approved grains from the Reserves of Stategic Grains.

The Nigeria Customs Service has a lot of rice in its custody that has been confiscated and there are one hundred and fifty rice trucks that are now handed over to the humanitarian ministry for distribution to states across the world

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