Senate to Summon Customs Comptroller General over ban on Fuel Supply to border towns

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The Senate on Wednesday mandated its committee on Customs to summon the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Hameed Ali over the suspension of the supply of petroleum products to border towns.

The Upper Chamber issued this directive after considering a motion moved by Senator Odebiyi Akinremi, APC Ogun West, who asked that the senate revisit the suspension order placed by the customs service on the supply of petroleum products to border communities.

Senator Akinremi said the directive by the Customs Service was causing a huge scarcity of petroleum products in the border towns as well as raising the cost of fuel astronomically.

The Senate therefore mandated its Committee on Customs to summon the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, with a view of working out a viable economic framework/policy that could further mitigate the sufferings of the people, and communities across the border areas.