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President Buhari orders customs to release seized rice for distribution to Nigerian

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service to release bags of rice seized from smugglers for immediate distribution. 

This directive is part of the palliative measures by the Federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this announcement during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday morning.

The President has approved grains from the Stategic Grains Reserves. The Nigeria Customs Service has in its custody a lot of rice that has been seized and there is one hundred and fifty trucks of rice that is now been handed over to the humanitarian ministry for distribution to the states across the country” she said 

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  1. THE DIRECTIVES GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE NIGERIAN CUSTOMS SERVICE TO RELEASE BAGS OF RICE SEIZED FROM SMUGGLERS FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION TO NIGERIANS AS PART OF THE PALLIATIVE MEASURES BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CUSHION THE EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN THE COUNTRY IS IN ITSELF PANDEMIC, GOING BY THE UTTERANCES EALIER MADE BY THE CUSTOMS BOSS – HAMID ALI ON THE DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSUMPTION OF THE SEIZED RICE.

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