• Rice smuggled into Nigeria can kill, customs boss Hammed Ali

    Rice smuggled into Nigeria can kill, customs boss Hammed Ali

    According to reports, the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, says 99 per cent of rice smuggled through the land borders is not fit for human consumption.

    Recall that Niger government, last week, announced subsidy on rice and other grains to encourage more local production
    Ali said this at a joint news conference on illegal rice importation to Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

    He said samples of some of the rice seizures made over a period were referred to NAFDAC to ascertain […]