Arewa Youths want Northern Governors to ban NB Plc over rice Smuggling


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Arewa Youth Movement for Good Governance has today called on Northern Governor’s Forum to as matter of urgency ban Nigerian Breweries Plc Kaduna for allegedly aiding smuggling activities in the North West region.

Speaking to newsmen men in Kaduna, Coordinator of the group Hon. Ibrahim Ibrahim Ahmadu said ” it is no longer news that Nigerian Custom Service Kaduna FOU, intercepted bags of foreign rice in Nigerian Breweries truck. This is very disturbing especially at time when the security of the North is under threat.

“Nigerian Breweries owe the North explanations to this allegations of smuggling level against them by Nigerian Custom Service.”

“we are compiling other complaints of air pollution, reckless driving, wrong packing, assort on KASTLEA marshals among others and we will petition NB Plc to Northern Governor’s Forum, the National Assembly, Various state Assemblies and Human Rights . Ahmadu stressed.

Recall that, the Nigerian Custom Service on Wednesday intercepted smuggled rice concealed in bags of beans loaded in a truck carrying crates of alcohol allegedly belonging to Nigeria Brewery Plc.

The smuggled rice was said to have emanated from Maradi in Niger Republic.

The Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service in charge of the Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, Controller Al-Bashir Hamisu disclosed this while speaking with journalists on the activities of the service in the zone in the last two months.

According to him, a total of 51 seizures were made between 16th February and 1st March, 2021 which include 13 vehicles mainly golf cars and 1 Tricycle used in conveying smuggled items such as foreign rice, second hand clothes, vegetable oil, spaghetti among others


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