Food blockage: Nigeria Customs warns Katsina residents against rumour mongering

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has warned residents of the State against the dangers of spreading wrong information.

A statement by Mr Danbaba Isah, the NSC command’s Public Relations Officer, noted that its attention had been drawn to various video on circulation on social media alleging that NCS operatives refused to allow passage of goods to Jibia.

According to the statement, “The attention of the NCS, Katsina area command, has been drawn to a video circulating on social media claiming that our operatives denied passage of goods to Jibia.”

The Command’s Public Relations Officer said that the claim was untrue and was an attempt by unscrupulous members of the community to incite the general public against the Customs.

The statement explained that one of the core functions of the NCS is trade facilitation, stressing that as a Local Government Area in Nigeria, Jibia is entitled to free trade and movement of goods and services from all parts of Nigeria.

He, therefore, enjoined the public to desist from posting wrong information on social media.

Isah assured that NCS was always ready to bring to book any officer that operates contrary to its standard operating procedures as enshrined in its book of instructions.

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