FG Announces Plan to Establish Petrol Stations at Idiroko Boarder

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The Federal Government says it has initiated plans to establish two petrol stations at Idi Iroko border to address the challenges of residents of border communities which include scarcity of petroleum products

The Acting Area Controller of Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun One Area Command, Mr Ahmadu Shuaibu made this known while briefing Journalists on the recent achievements of the command at Idi Iroko.

Mr Shuaibu who emphasized that the ban on sales of petrol at border areas was aimed at curbing petrol smuggling to neighboring countries saying the petrol stations would open soon.

The Acting Controller announced that the command had generated more than thirty million naira as revenue, through baggage assessment and auction sales of seized petroleum products in the last one month.

Mr Shuaibu said 122 seizures were recorded by the command during the period, comprising 4,684 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 5 vehicles and 500 used pneumatic tyres, popularly called Tokunbo.

He listed other items as 901 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as Indian hemp as well as 23 units of vehicles used as means of conveying prohibited goods with the total duty paid value of over 398 million naira.

While restating commitment to stemming the tides of smuggling in Ogun State, Mr Shaibu applauded the Comptroller General of Customs, Mr Bashir Adeniyi for releasing 8 Toyota Land Cruiser trucks to enhance the Command’s operations.

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