The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom Services, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali said that Nigerians are eating expired foreign rice re-bag and brought into the country.
Col. Hameed said that the Nigerian Customs must reach out to Nigerians through the press to make them know the deadly effect of what they are consuming.
He made these remarks on Wednesday during his inspection tour of Area 1 Command, Port Harcourt and Area 2 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Onne.
The customs boss said,
”We are consuming expired foreign rice and when it causes cancer, we begin to look for who to blame. What they do is that they polish the rice, re-bag them for unsuspecting consumers. That is what we eat.
”We (Nigeria Customs Service) must reach out to Nigerians through the media and make them know the deadly effect of what they are consuming.”
Ali also said that the closure of the nation’s border would attract long term gains, which requires Nigerians to make sacrifices.