Almost a month, that the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) handed over two containers of Pharmaceutical products to the National Agency for Foods, Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC), also the Command yesterday handed over another 1×20ft Container of sub standard Cables to the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)
The product was worth N20m and imported from China but marked as ‘Made in Nigeria’.
During the handing over of the cables to officials of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) , the Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Lami Wushishi, told newsmen that the labeling of the cables were suspicious as they originated from China.
Wushishi said the seizure was part of her command’s efforts to suppress the smuggling of prohibited and substandard products under any guise into the country’s market as the Container was detained and seized after examination”.
She further explain that the fake import was also falsely declared as ‘Regulators’ packed in a 20ft Container with number GLDU9567059, but was discovered to contain Fire Resistant Cables which had ”Super Kendrasmat Nig Wire and Cable” printed on the packages.
Compt. Wushishi also said ”The electrical products which did not have any form of accreditation or documentation from any of the approved Federal Government Products Regulatory Agencies and that necessitated the seizure of the Container by the Command”
She added that the command also recently handed over some seized Pharmaceutical products to NAFDAC for proper disposal.
The KLT Customs Command according to Wushishi “Will continue to maintain good inter agency relationship with other government agencies and strictly enforce compliance while facilitating legitimate trade.
Receiving the cables on behalf of Osita Aboloma SON Director General , Mokwe Matthias Chike, an Assistant Director in SON told journalists that the agency will subject the seized cables to analysis to ascertain if they are good for use
Meanwhile the Command has collected a total of N7,392,424,266 in the first half of 2017. The collection surpass the 2016 records of a paltry N2,092,671,108 collection, representing 233.3% increase over the same period in 2016.