The government’s policy on the ban of rice importation through the land borders should be reviewed, Tambawal told visiting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, retired Col. Hameed Ali in his office.
The governor said federal government should allow the importation of food items into the country, so as to boost food sufficiency.
Earlier, Ali had called on the state government to assist in sensitizing the people on the need to cooperate with the officers and men of the service deployed to various parts of the state.
Ali said such support would ensure the arrest and prosecution of all those engaged in the illegal importation of weapons into the country.
He said the service was all out to prevent all kinds of smuggling activities, saying that competent officers and men had been assigned to manage all the porous borders.
The Customs boss also solicited the support of traditional rulers, especially those at the border communities, on the need to offer intelligence reports on the movement of smugglers. Enditem