Group al­leges il­le­gal rice im­ports through Nige­ria-Cameroon boarder

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. Anwar, Yola

A group has al­leged smug­gling of com­modi­ties along the Nige­ria-Cameroon bor­der in Adamawa State, call­ing on the Nige­ria Cus­toms Ser­vice (NCS) to wake up to its re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The Pres­i­dent of Adamawa Fo­rum for Good Gover­nance and Trans­parency in Trade, Maigari Ochapa Yusuf, said in a press state­ment that large quan­ti­ties of rice were be­ing brought in by im­porters us­ing large boats.

He sought in­ter­ven­tion of the Nige­ria Cus­toms Ser­vice to halt il­le­gal im­por­ta­tion of for­eign rice through the river ports in Wuro Bokki, Ribadu and Njoboli, in­sist­ing that al­low­ing such il­licit overnight ship­ment into the coun­try could jeop­ar­dize gen­uine busi­nesses and af­fect rev­enue gen­er­a­tion.

He ex­pressed readi­ness of mem­bers of his group to pro­vide use­ful in­for­ma­tion on such ac­tiv­i­ties to as­sist se­cu­rity agen­cies in their quest to main­tain law and or­der along the bor­der.

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