Customs: Investors Blame Customs For Rice Smuggling

By Bayo Bernard Elephant Group Plc, a major local rice producer in the Nigeria is worried that its huge investment in local rice production is heading for jeopardy due to the illegitimate activities of rice smugglers. Thousands bags of rice were smuggled into the country last year according to records made available to the magazine by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. At least seven million metric tons of rice is consumed in Nigeria yearly, more than 60 percent of that number will be smuggled into the country this year. The…

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