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20 November 2019

Lagos Assembly condemns harassment by Customs

Lagos State House of Assembly, has condemned the continuous seizure of farm products from Badagry border community by men of the Nigeria Customs Service and other security agencies.

The House, however, passed a motion calling on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Lola Akande, to organise a meeting between the Customs and business owners affected by the seizure.

The resolution of the House followed a motion moved by a member representing Badagry Constituency Two, Setonji David, over the confiscation of farm products by the Customs officers in the area.

David, had in his motion, called on Comptroller General of Customs, Hammed Ali, to direct his men to stop further harassment of coconut sellers within Badagry and its environs.

Commenting, the Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni said the activities of Customs in Badagry was condemnable and overzealousness on it part.

In his ruling, the Speaker of the House, Mudasiru Obasa directed the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, to communicate the resolution of the House to the governor for further action on the issue.

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