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Kano Gov, Abba, Advises Tinubu To Open Nigeria’s Borders To Ease Food Crisis

Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf of Kano State has advised President Bola Tinubu to open Nigeria’s land borders to allow food stuffs come in, as a way of addressing the current food crisis in the country.
The Governor, who received in audience, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, in Kano, lamented the harsh economic conditions being experienced by Nigerians.
He stressed that the reopening of the borders would check inflation and drastically reduce prices of food items.
“We wish to appreciate the president’s intervention in the ongoing national food initiative.
“He considers Kano as the host for the initiative ahead of its planned launch, believing that the programme will cushion the effects of food scarcity if implemented.
“Another immediate intervention that can make food available and affordable to our population is for the Federal Government to consider the reopening of the borders and allow free importation of commodities.”
Governor Abba lauded the Customs’ food distribution scheme and called for proactive measures to guard against diversion of the commodities.
The governor pledged continued support to the Service to enable it to discharge its mandate effectively.
This was even as Adeniyi called for effective synergy between the Service and the Kano community.
He said that the Custom Service is committed to deeper collaboration and mutual understanding.
He promised to implement policies aimed at refining business processes and fostering engagement with stakeholders.

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