The Nigeria Customs Service has warned exporters against processing and exporting contraband goods out of the country.
Aminu Dahiru, the Western Zone Coordinator of Customs, stated this Monday during the Global Searchlight Magazine’s First Anniversary Lecture held in Lagos.
Dahiru said the agency is set to seize such goods and prosecute offenders.
“All exports are duty free, that does not give some mischievous persons the opportunity to export contraband goods,” he said.
“My men are vigilant not to allow such items go out of Nigeria’s shore. Take timber for example, timber in any form is contraband. We are on the lookout for exporters of such.”
Also speaking at the event, Hassan Bello, executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, said the agency is finalising plans to partner with the Ministry of Agriculture to boost export of agricultural produce to other parts of the world. Read more