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9000 Bags Of Smuggled Imported Rice Seized By From Bodija Market Ibadan By Customs

9000 bags smuggled rice seized bodija market

Feb 28, 2017 – Nigerian Customs Service Seizes 9000 Bags Of Imported Rice From Bodija Market Ibadan

The Osun/Oyo command of the Nigeria Customs Service seized 9000 bags of imported rice smuggled in to Nigeria in Ibadan over the weekend.

Though the Command refused to disclose where the rice was seized from, learnt that the seizure took place at Bodija market along UI-Secretariat road around 10pm on Sunday.

A suspect was arrested while several others working at the warehouse fled for cover.

The seized food stuffs was valued at N88,776,000.00.



  1. Endurance

    February 28, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    This is simply one of the blind,dumb,self-inflicted economic harm and unhelpful policy of the current administration. What good will banning importation of rice bring to the masses when we are yet to grow sufficient rice that will feed the entire 180 million Nigerians? This policy is suicidal ! And it can be equated to pure wickedness on the part of the administration. So many factors contributes to the high inflation we see today in our country. When you ban certain product you are yet to manufacture or produce in your country,you not only deprive people of the needful but you also drive up the prices of the insufficient ones in the markets. Such move will only lead to hardship and further impoverished the already poor masses in the country. The administration has to lift the ban which will positively and effectively drive down the prices of this essential commodity while they are working hard to boost the locally manufactured rice. You take one step at a time without unnecessarily causing famine and hardship to your subjects. The recession in the country is caused by the poor administration’s way of handling our economy. Very regrettable indeed.

    • Mon

      March 1, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      You are right and that’s why Chinese decided to be manufacturing plastic rice for bad

  2. Lola O

    March 1, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Nigerians should go back to farming, poultry rearing, animal husbandry and fishing. A nation absolutely dependent on importing everything from rice to matches is doomed in every aspect. Also, are you not afraid of being poisoned by your enemies? If Hausa farmers don’t bring tomatoes, yams and potatoes from the north, there is hyper-inflation of produce in the south. It is easily foreseeable that Boko Haram will poison southerners through food supply channel from the north. Teach your children farming instead of them practicing cyber fraud and yahoo yahoo.

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