Influx of foreign fabrics killing Nigeria’s textile industry

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Posted on July 18, 2017

— Sarkin-Kebbi WMC intercepts 80 bales at night operation On July 15, 20177:07 pm In BusinessComments

It was a shocking revelation, as the joint patrol team of Western Marine Command, WMC, of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, cracked down on unrelenting smugglers in the waterways around Ilufe Ojo-Alaba and Tungeji Ijofin creek along Nigeria/Benin Republic axis, intercepting 80 big bales of textile materials, 58 small bales and 10 sacks of bags in a night operation.

This is coming only few weeks after the same Command intercepted jerrycans of smuggled petroleum products and foreign rice from the creeks. Vanguard during a visit to WMC gathered that the Command also seized eight sacks of children foot wears (rubber sandals) 477 cartons of frozen products, 400 bags of foreign rice smuggled into the country through the creeks.

Speaking, the Customs Area Controller, CAC, Comptroller Sarkin-Kebbi revealed that the officers carried out the operations at, about 2.30am not deterred by the covers of darkness. From this level of seizures, it is obvious that influx of foreign fabrics is killing Nigerian textile industry and we must not allow this to continue, to the detriment of our economy. N7.3million is the Duty Paid Value, DPV, of the textile materials and bags. The frozen chicken has a DPV of N2.86million (approximately N2.9million), the foreign rice has a DPV of N4.9million and the footwear has a DPV of N240,000.00, making a cumulative total of N15.37million ( approximately N15.4million).

I thank CGC Hameed Ali and his management team for their support, which boosted the moral of officers at WMC”, he said. Accordingly, the frozen items were destroyed in the presence of State Security Service (SSS), National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Police. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads The CAC added, “I am calling on all stakeholders and the public to assist us with useful information that will lead to the taming of these the dare devil smugglers.

I warn smugglers and criminals on our waterways to desist or be ready to face the law, as our Command will give zero tolerance to their nefarious activities at all times”. NCS Marine Command intercepts N15.3m contraband The Western Marine Command, WMC, of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Lagos, has intercepted contraband consisting of rice, clothes and frozen chicken valued N15.37 million. July 12, 2017 Customs at Western Marine steps up patrol surveillance at creeks Customs at Western Marine steps up patrol surveillance at creeks June 4, 2017 Customs intercepts N11.6million petroleum product from creeks Customs intercepts N11.6million petroleum product from creeks May 27, 2017 Read Also: Ikeme thanks Nigerians for show of love One Step Registration To Play USA Mega Millions Online from Nigeria?24Lottos Alleged corruption: I’m ready to go to jail — Diezani How To Get Tickets To the 125M U.S Official Mega Millions Lottery Tickets ?24Lottos How To Get Official Tickets For The $123,000,000 U.S.A Mega Millions?24Lottos ‘Davido truly has 30 billion in his account’ — Mayorkun The plan is to make Nasir El Rufai VP if Buhari dies, FFK alleges Get Official Tickets For The $123,000,000 U.S.A Mega Millions!24Lottos Okogba View all posts by Okogba → Previous Post Importers of fake drugs to get life sentence — NAFDAC Director Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.

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