Due to food shortage, Governor Yusuf of Kano State has called for the reopening of Nigeria’s borders

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The governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has pleaded with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the plight of the Nigerian people by immediately considering the reopening of the county’s borders to accept food supplies.

The statement was released by Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the governor’s spokesperson, shortly after meeting with Alhaji Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, the Nigerian Customs Service Comptroller-General, at Government House in Kano. It contained the appeal.

Yusuf bemoaned the dire situation of famine and poverty in the nation, which he attributed to the sharp increase in commodity prices.

“We would like to express our gratitude for the president’s involvement in the ongoing national food initiative. He has identified Kano as the potential launch site, and we believe that this program will help alleviate food scarcity if put into action,” he stated.

The Governor claims that the federal government should think about reopening the borders and allowing free importation of commodities as an emergency intervention to increase food availability and affordability.

Yusuf met with Adeniyi in his office and stressed the need of opening the borders to ease the suffering of the people, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

In light of the current hardships and widespread hunger in Kano, he was pleased to hear that the Customs had decided to start distributing food items to the city’s residents and he urged the Customs to make sure that the food got to the people who needed it the most.

In addition, the Governor given the Customs his word that he would always back them, especially in initiatives that would benefit Kano and Nigeria.

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While speaking, Adeniyi reaffirmed the importance of strengthening ties between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Kano community, highlighting the Service’s stronger dedication to cooperation and mutual understanding.

He committed to enacting procedures that would improve company operations and encourage participation from all parties involved.

In addition to meeting with stakeholders in Kano, CG Adeniyi announced that the Service had made extensive plans to provide vital food products to the citizens of the state in order to combat the current food crisis and suffering.

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