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Monday, 5 December 2016

Customs intercepts container with Jollof rice, Egusi soup, Yam porridge from India

The Tin-Can Island command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed how it intercepted a 20ft container of "ready to eat Nigerian foods".
NAN reports that the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, revealed that ready-to-eat Nigerian foods like Egusi soup, jollof rice, ogbono and yam porridge being imported from India into Nigeria, were intercepted.
Yusuf spoke with stakeholders at the SDV/SCOA Terminal while handing over the container of imported prepared foods to officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The controller described the scenario as an “aberration”, considering the fact that government granted zero duty for the importation of machinery for the packaging of agricultural products. “Why should indigenous menu be imported into the country at a time when investors are much sought after to boost local industries,’’ Yusuf queried.

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