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Border Closure: Customs CG Summoned By Senate Over Ban On Fuel Supply

Border Closure: Customs CG Summoned By Senate Over Ban On Fuel Supply
The senate on Wednesday summoned the Nigeria Customs Service Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), over the ban on supply of petroleum products to border communities in Nigeria.
The motion which was jointly sponsored by Senator Tolu Odebiyi and Ade Fadahunsi was on the need to revisit the suspension order placed on the supply of petroleum products to border towns by the CG.

Recall that Col. Ali had earlier placed a ban on supply of fuel supplies to towns and villages that are 20 kilometres to border areas in a bid to reduce the extent of smuggling outside the country.

The move has lead to untold hardships in the border towns as many businesses that rely on fuel, including telecom operators are being affected.

The senators further called on Col. Ali to explore the use of modern technology that would enable the agency to closely monitor the movement of petroleum trucks along the border communities.

They also asked the CG to initiate a comprehensive audit of all suppliers of petrol, including their stations across the border towns.

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