Poisoned Rice Flood Nigerian Markets

Poisoned Rice Flood Nigerian Markets

Poisoned foreign rice smuggled into the country may have flooded Nigerian market through Seme, Idiroko, Shaki and Chikanda borders, a report claimed.

In a report by Leadership, the rice were exposed to poor storage facilities, rain, weevils and other unhygienic forms of storage before they were smuggled into the country.

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It said the rice, which has flooded the market were unsafe for consumption.

“We have raised the alarm of expired rice because they have stored the rice in neighbouring countries and they cannot bring them into the country.

“The rice have been there for a long time and it got expired because they cannot bring them in and that was why Customs raised the alarm that Nigerians should be careful with the kind of rice they buy in the market,” the Customs Public Relations Officer, Wale Adeniyi, told the paper.

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