The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, to consider the plight of Nigerians and open the borders to allow for the importation of food.

Speaking in his palace in Sokoto, when he played host to the Comptroller-General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd) yesterday, the Sultan said the closure of the border has brought about hardship as food community are scarce in the country.

He said, “The policy should be revisited with a view to making amends and ameliorate the suffering of Nigerians

“There is no food in the country hence the need for the borders to be reopened for rice importation.”

Commending the effort of the Federal Government at boosting the domestic production of rice, the Monarch assured that the traditional institution would continue to sensitize the people on the need to support the policies of government at all levels

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  1. shortage of food now a huge problem across the globe.


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