Senate Summons Customs CG for lifting ban on importation of rice through land borders

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali has been summoned by the Senate ad hoc Committee on Rice Waivers to come and explain his reasons for lifting the ban placed on importation of rice through the land borders.
The  summon followed a motion raised by Senator Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi) who decried the decision by the comptroller-general.

Aliero described the action of the customs boss as capable of undermining local production of rice in the country.


Besides, the Senator argued that the customs boss does not have the unilateral power to lift the ban placed by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who agreed with the motion, said such policy reversal would mean an illusion for local producers of rice.