Customs Service distributes bags of rice, other items to 44 Orphanages in Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service has distributed  a total of 16, 947 bags of 50 kg rice among other relief materials to 44 Orphanages spread across Lagos State.

Spokesman of the Service, Mr. Joseph Attah, told Newsmen in a statement on Thursday that the distribution of materials took place from Tuesday, February 12th to Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Attah mentioned the Little Saints Orphanage home, Tender Hearts Children home, Sisters of Mother Theresa, Babs el Salam Orphanage among others as beneficiaries of the Customs' goodwill.

The Orphanages also got cooking oil and clothing materials to care for over 4000 children put together.

Nigeria Customs Service sub committee on distribution of relief items to IDPs and orphanages continue to distribute rice, vegetable oil and bales of clothing materials to orphanage homes in Lagos.

The Chairman of the sub Committee, Comptroller Yakubu Salihu said, so far a total of 16, 947 of 50kg bags of rice, 915 Jerricans of 25 litres cooking oil each and 242 bales of clothing materials have been distributed to 44 orphanages in Lagos.The cumulative number of children  in these  orphanages are 4028,” the statement reads in part.

Attah quoted Compt. Yakubu Salihu, who is the Chairman of the sub-committee  concerned with distributing the materials, as saying that  the team was put together by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) to implement the Presidential directive to the Service to extend distribution of these essential items to less privilege and vulnerable Nigerians.

The Customs Spokesman also said that the relief materials distribution exercise would cover the four zones of the Service and expected to reach all identified and verified IDPs and orphanages across the country.