Oyo/Osun Customs rakes in N16m, restates rice ban



The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) says it has realised about N15.9 million as duty on 110 vehicles, just as it restated the land importation ban on importation of rice

The comptroller, Tope Ogunkua, while speaking at the Ogunkua command’s office in Ibadan where he paraded confiscated cars, trucks and other items, said the decision to ban the staple food followed discovery that more of the product was being smuggled through illegal routes

“I wish to inform the public and rice importers that the importation and payment of duty on rice through our land borders have been banned by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd).

“This is with effect from March 25, 2016. All those who have their duty already paid for imported rice within the Oyo/Osun Area Command border entry points are advised to evacuate same on or before the said date or risk losing the item.”

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