Abuja - The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu
Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerian Customs Service to review its policies
following the ban on importation of some commodities particularly rice.
“Before we become self-sufficient in rice production, I
urge you to show some flexibility in the policy,” he said.
The governor insisted the long term benefit of the policy
is not in doubt since many in the country were faced with weak purchasing
“It is imperative that the policy is reviewed to ensure
price of commodities are within the reach of the common man,” Tambuwal added.
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He nonetheless commended the Customs Comptroller General,
Hameed Ibrahim Ali, for instilling discipline in the service’s operations and
urged him not to relent until the revenue base of the federation had increased.
Alli meanwhile acknowledged that the last year had been a
difficult one for the paramilitary organisation.
From revenue target of N80 billion monthly, the organisation,
he said, was now struggling to get N45billion to 50 billion every month.
“So, this is not the best of times for us but we
are working to overcome our challenges,” Ali said.
- CAJ News