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Great Relief As 25Kg Of Rice Begins Selling At N10k



Rice Begins Selling At N10

It is great relief at last for Nigerians as they can now begin buying a 25kg bag of rice at N10k, in other words, N10, 000.

But they would be rice seized from unscrupulous elements by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Comptroller General, Mr Adewale Adeniyi has said.

The service has already perfected the arrangements, whereby all the details of the applicants including the National Identification Number, NIN, would be submitted for the generation of a bar code which then entitles beneficiaries to collect the commodity.


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 For ease of collection, the Federal Government would be designating ten registration points, with expectation that the commencement of the sale would promptly crash the price of food items and ameliorate the suffering of Nigerians.

 “We are here to shed light on the commitment of the NCS in protecting our society by ensuring the availability of essential food items.


“In recent months, the government has been addressing the challenges faced within our economy, particularly the lagged effects of insecurity and the current exchange rate issues.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding the food security of Nigerians, the NCS has secured approval from the government to dispose of these seized food items to needy Nigerians at discounted prices.

For Nigerians, it will indeed be great relief if 25Kg Of Rice Begins Selling At N10k, and Comptroller General providing details of the logistics, said that:


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 “The target groups include artisans, teachers, nurses, religious bodies, and other Nigerians within our operational areas. The intention is to reach out directly to members through these organized structures to ensure the maximum impact of this exercise.

 “The criteria for Nigerians to benefit from this initiative include having a verifiable National


Identification Number (NIN).

“Moreover, we have established strict guidelines and eligibility criteria to ensure that the items are distributed only to those in genuine need. Additionally, we will be working closely with relevant agencies to ensure compliance with the terms of this program.

“To ensure the security and integrity of this initiative, NCS has put in place comprehensive measures. These measures encompass robust security protocols throughout the process. Our officers will be closely monitoring the entire supply chain to prevent any misuse or diversion of the food items.


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“It is imperative that beneficiaries of this exercise understand that the items are not to be resold. We take a strong stance against any form of profiteering or exploitation of this initiative. We urge Nigerians to report any incidents of misuse or unauthorized resale of the seized food items.

“NCS is fully committed to transparency and accountability in this process, and we will not hesitate to take decisive action against any individuals or entities found to be in violation of the


terms of this program.”