Customs distributes 6,725 Bags of Rice, others to Orphans, IDPs in Katsina, Kaduna
The Nigeria custom Service (NCS) Katsina/Kaduna command has distributed 6,725 Bags of Rice and other Relief Materials to 97 Orphanages and Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Katsina and Kaduna, Daily Trust, reports.
The Sub-committee Chairman for the distribution, Comptroller, Yakubu Salihu said Followed a directive by the Federal Government to Nigeria Customs Service to distribute seized contraband to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and orphans.
According to him, the allocated items are escorted with landing certificates which must be signed by operators of the homes upon receipt of the items to ensure that all allocated items get to intended recipients.
While Warning saboteurs against any act to undermine the exercise, Salihu said “For the avoidance of doubt, the service has not permitted any person or organisations to contact orphanages, IDPs or indeed any vulnerable group on belief of the committee. So, anyone found wanting will be punish accordingly”.
A breakdown of the items distributed are 3,401 kegs of vegetable oil and 1,259 bags of sugar, 6,780 pairs of rubber shoes, 877 bales of second clothes, 90 rubber slippers, 2,758 used shoes, 2,004 cartons of spaghetti and 783 packets of macaroni.