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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Customs lifts ban on importation of rice

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has ordered the immediate lifting of the ban on rice importation from import restriction list and the re-introduction of import duty payment at land borders. Public Relations Officer of customs, Wale Adeniyi announced this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja today.


“Over the years importation has been restricted to the seaports because border authorities have found it difficult to effectively monitor and control importation of rice. When the decision to ban it rice was taken, it was not an effective measure because smuggling of the product thrives with people using different means of conveyance including small trucks, bicycles and even animals putting them on donkeys and some actually carry it on their heads. These new measures will be for customs to re-organize their anti-smuggling operations in the border areas and ensure that all those importers through the borders bring their rice through approved routes and pay their extant duty”he said

46 comments:

vinna saviour said...

Chineke thank u

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Why lift the ban huh? Shameless president.
What have u achieve since u ban it huh? A COUNTRY THAT IS BEING RULE BY A MAN LIKE TERRORIST BUHARI AND HIS KINSMEN IS DEAD.
why not restrict the importation via seaport to ensure proper monitoring huh? Shameless government.
WHO KNOW WHAT TERRORIST BUHARI WILL BAN NEXT FOOLS AND COWS IN GOVERNMENT.























#sad indeed

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Yay! Good news

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Why lift the ban huh? Shameless president.
What have u achieve since u ban it huh? A COUNTRY THAT IS BEING RULE BY A MAN LIKE TERRORIST BUHARI AND HIS KINSMEN IS DEAD.
why not restrict the importation via seaport to ensure proper monitoring huh? Shameless government.
WHO KNOW WHAT TERRORIST BUHARI WILL BAN NEXT FOOLS AND COWS IN GOVERNMENT.























#sad indeed

Olotu Fidelis said...

And the "extant duty" paid goes into your pocket!

livingstone chibuike said...

Lovely

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

I pray rice reverts back to it normal price or even less, amen


Long Live LIB

Odibe Blessing said...

Better ooo

RareSpecie Z said...

See somersault.

Uju Phil said...

Thieves... How will this extra charges reduce the price of rice in the market? #EvilGovt

precious oluchi said...

shame don catch that man....i thought Nigeria will produce rice.......

buhari did not consider the economy implication of ban on rice importation,

well it is good new

Ify Chude said...

Policy flip flop; cluelessness

Juliet Iwuno said...

Great news! Linda take note!

Martins Virus Code said...

Clueless pple ... wat did they profit frm d ban ... trial and error fools

niyi adetoye said...

Nawa o

Eleojo Blessing said...

Better

Anonymous said...

Halleluyah!!! Honestly Federal government's intention to ban rice importation was to encourage Nigerian to patronise locally produced rice but unfortunately those wicked local producers turned it into an avenue to increase the price and in turn make life so difficult for an average nigerian . Thank you Oga custom. Abakalii rice farmers ntoooooorrrrh!!!!!!! If una like make una de increase the price every day we are no more interested.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Better!

Samuel Ogbonnaya said...

No oo, dem for no lift am,dem for leave am like dat. Clueless government.

christie benjamin said...

Finally their commonsense is back!

Sampson Ayantoye said...

Total waste of time over clueless leadership

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok nice




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Gonna said...

No be Forex them go use buy am?? They should just stop this their "tumbum tumbum" pls it's becoming really childish.

milah bae said...

Very true

Anonymous said...

These govt is doing trial and error.

Vivian Reginalds said...

na now they wake ba?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

It's quite unfortunate none of seem to get the real reason why the ban was lifted. The ban was lifted so that the price of rice will come down before Christmas so that people will thank the government for the price reduction. Bet before middle of next month, rice will sell for 13k or 15k

Anonymous said...

the person that wrote this have plenty sense .........Halleluyah!!! Honestly Federal government's intention to ban rice importation was to encourage Nigerian to patronise locally produced rice but unfortunately those wicked local producers turned it into an avenue to increase the price and in turn make life so difficult for an average nigerian . Thank you Oga custom. Abakalii rice farmers ntoooooorrrrh!!!!!!! If una like make una de increase the price every day we are no more interested.

Kenechi said...

They lifted the ban because Anambra State have started producing rice and in large output. Until Dangote starts producing. The FED will barn rice importation definitely. Ndi ara

Creamy said...

Exactly

kolawole omotayo said...

Good news

Victoria Oddiri said...

Ok oh









#Somebody must to love me tonyt!

anon said...

You just read my mind. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Such a clueless idiot named president ,he banned importation of rice to taunt Goodluck , now it's biting him in the ass. Big fool

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment. Make dem add other things too o! Groundnut oil too dear!

excellent nina nina said...

Good news.

Halima said...

Na lie.
Christmas is round the corner, his Hausa brothers have already placed orders to import plenty rice. That should be arriving Naija shores very soon. Before the Ibos and other importers quickly rush to order, it will be late and customs would frustrate them die.
Guess who would suddenly be the sole sellers of cheap rice during this festive season....
Ban would be conveniently restored by February to continue Business as usual.

Prosper said...

Hahahaaa! Trial and error administration. Shameless pilot. Just pray that this flight crashes not.

uzy said...

its just unfortunate, when an empty head struggle to hold on to power, power you don't know what to do with rather than to abuse it. we have fully adjusted to the local one,there's no point lifting any ban. my only prayer is that we will all exit this country for all them one day. so they can really do the reading, the buying and the selling all by themselves. 很笨的人。

Anonymous said...

Hope it will revert the price.senseless government!

Goma Mene said...

OK but there is more to the hike. Were is forex to import?





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Anonymous said...

This is a clueless trial and error government.thye are just doing this so they can say tomorrow that they have stabilised rice prices

AGBANA JOHNSON said...

Rubbish, clueless government, what have u achieved now, idiotic aand nonsensical president,u should have leave it to cover ur shame

Benjamin IGOMETI said...

It is ridiculous for a Country called giant of... to be so backward in simple economic Arithmetic of demand and supply.The government should not have banned rice importation in the first place rather would have encouraged and support local farmers production. By way of subsidy the local rice if is cheaper will lower the demand for the foreign rice and thus naturally reduce its supply. Anyway Daniel has come to court. However, Government should focus massive production of local rice, well processed and packaged and cheaper in this period of delisting the commodity from import restriction. Consistently demand for foreign rice will drop considerably.

Abidde Martins said...

This Freeborn, I hope you know the kind of unforgiving president you have, because Na firing squad o, if you're caught.

valentino chuks said...

Will never buy Abakaliki rice even if a cup of foreign ris is sold 1k

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