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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Customs Intercepts Container Of Jollof Rice,Yam Porridge And Egusi From India

The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 20ft container of “READY TO EAT FOODS’’ like Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice, Ogbono, Yam Porridge imported from India.




The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Uche Ejesieme.


Yusuf spoke with stakeholders at the SDV/SCOA Terminal while handing over the container of imported prepared foods to officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The controller described the scenario as an “aberration”, considering the fact that government granted zero duty for the importation of machinery for the packaging of agricultural products.

“Why should indigenous menu be imported into the country at a time when investors are much sought after to boost local industries,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Yusuf as saying.

The controller said the command generated 25.7 billion in November, up from N25.3 billion recorded in October.

Yusuf said that the higher revenue was recorded in spite of the recession and low imports.

He said that the command would continue to explore all avenues for maximum revenue collection.

According to him, this is in view of the exigencies of the moment, which placed more responsibilities on the service.

Yusuf urged potential investors to take advantage of the numerous export potential in the country for their socio-economic benefits

From Vanguard


*Packaged Egusi soup from india?HOW?????


77 comments:

Elixir said...

Na wa! Nigeria don suffer for people hand.

chioma Agu said...

Whaaaaaat? What a shame.

Adanne said...

Nigeria don suffer, so even INDIA wants to make money off of Nigeria.
Imagine packaged egusi soup + ogbono? What a joke!
And if they had succeeded, people will buy, pose and take pictures and upload it on SM.

Smh for my dear country.

Jay Blaze said...

Ndigbo kwenu

Olodo Sapiosexual said...

Ewwww.Disgusting

OmoBee said...

E get as e be o, ogbonno from India ke? I pity people that consume all these ready made foods. Na so I open mouth first time I saw ready made custard.
Well done custom officials.

Anonymous said...

Wow this government is clueless. You cannot simply compel industry growth. Banning imports tai on will only lead to stagnation if you don't also have policies in place to build domestic production and this doesn't happen overnight.

China for example did not ban all imports until the had the infrastructure, know how and capital to create their own. Ad hoc policies can never amount to anything. You need a holistic strategy for skills development, capital accumulation, industry growth etc. These things take years, decades even to materialize. Policy should be driven by evidence not emotions.

I tire.

SONYES SIGNATURE said...

This ppl won't kill people o.. Imagine nonsense. Ppl will be buying it.

IJAY said...

Wonders, package porridge and okra kwa nna ehhhhh

phyco signature said...

Enter your comment...who are those ppl behind dis kind of importation aome ppl will deliberately want to kill ppl in order to make profit abi ao can egusi b preserve for dt long

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Stella,are you suprised?..
I have seen something like this in a naija restaurant in nyc...
I wanted to have a taste of it but I don't want to use my money and buy cancer for myself...
The person that imported this didn't settle them well!...
Police dey learn work where Custom officers and immigration dey!...
Their own corruption is something else!...
See someone's millions being wasted!...
Wrong business plan...

white Berry said...

This is serious

jane okudo said...

I DNt get it

Candy YumYum (MIND SO MILITARY) said...

behind this can only be my igbo brothers.

kwenu!!!

LEE70 said...

Na wa!! Our food been shipped to us by India. This sounds like a joke!! Seriously!! Have we as a country just completely let our identity as citizens sold to other countries!!! Nigerians we need to wake up and try and build our country "smh"

Yemi7up said...

We are not serious at all, importing cooked egusi when we grow egusi in abundance all over the country. Sometimes I just wonder who we are as a people and our contributions towards our nation building, developing another country at the expense of our own country. If the owner is caught he should be seriously dealt with.

Rocky said...

Criminals... Something one would eat and later start having health issues

Precix cakes Abeokuta 08037758532 said...

I saw the advert of this nau nau on a site and was wondering how it was possible to produce such with no preservative. So it's from India taught it was made in nigeria. Is it not already in the market ?

Precix cakes Abeokuta 08037758532 said...

I saw the advert of this nau nau on a site and was wondering how it was possible to produce such with no preservative. So it's from India taught it was made in nigeria. Is it not already in the market ?

Chidinma Grace said...

They should av shown us na

Bianca BRUNO said...

I wish them the best cos Naija is d wrong country to send cooked eguisi and jollof rice to. We ate supposed to export it Sef

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised that its high demand. Things like these are mostly bought by ignorant Nigerians who believe that once its imported its original forgetting that these are our indigenous food.

Tesa said...

Customs should always show pictures of such items so the citizens can be aware. Someone will come tomorrow and claim to have made it locally.

crystal said...

Stella I follow you ask o, I don't understand.

Souljagurl said...

Hmmmn. The hustle is real. This is worrisome.

MizCindy said...

Strange things...




*allergic to bullshite*

J*Ice said...

No matter how packaged the jollof rice may be, it can never be like our Jollof rice. Even if agoyin woman cook am.

This Christmas will ve so sweet for some custom officer ehh, enuf Sharing tinz

Anonymous said...

Problem dey! Kikikikikikiki

Anonymous said...

😥 😩 will not be spending Xmas with ma famille. Will miss all the mouth watering dishes.

POSH MIDWIFE said...

That is why there are sickness everywhere (only God knows what chemical they use in preserving it) Packaged what?..

OmoBee said...

If we must import then it should be better things not ogbonno, jollof and egusi!

Esther Mgbolu said...

Warris this?packaged egusi,ogbono nd jellof rice?Odiegwu!!!

Kachi said...

People that import these don't have conscience

Lora said...

I actually saw it on Facebook(suggested page)and was curious of how a packaged "ready in 10 minutes"jollof rice would look like. I'm surprised to see that it's imported! Tufiakwa

Tayan Taylor said...

I don't understand, they cooked it in India and shipped to Nigeria the home of food

crouchingTigress said...

Fool!!!!so u think allowing the importation of jollof rice and egusi will make the govt 'clueful'???.ewu gambia.

Justyswt said...

Chai? We don suffer for this country. Packed soup?

One trillion said...

End time party Jollof Rice

Broomstick said...

Ready made custard? As in no need to put hot water to get it ready? Tell me you're joking

Broomstick said...

You'd be surprised

Audrey said...

Babe why are sounding like you don't know that it's a Nigerian that is behind that ish. What does an Indian man know about ogbono and egusi?

Jasmine said...

The country is hard for everybody. It's not only igbos that are into shady businesses now

sense world said...

Ur info is so correct as per settlement

Olaide Davies said...

Abeg who go get mind buy these and eat?

Anonymous said...

God forbid bad thing!

#faceless

Anonymous said...

India? poison! when najia doesn't food control! This is so wrong! No wonder all kinds of illness is now been witnessed!

blissful said...

what do they do with those sized goods...hope they wont take it to their home and cook

J*Ice said...

Buahahhahaaa @i dont want to use my money n buy cancer...

J*Ice said...

Awwwww maybe if I knew ur location, I cud find a family or friend to serve u mouth watering dishes.

J*Ice said...

Lolll I tell u

J*Ice said...

Haaaa
They will share to some of their guests at Christmas...who wud be very thankful for d 'cancer'

Zitel Coconut oil Onitsha 08081725441 said...

Very shameful indeed

DonMayor said...

Yes of course. Haven't you seen it before ? Ready to drink custard in a sachets.

DonMayor said...

Who's this fool ? Try and read instead of commenting.

Anonymous said...

One day nigerians will soon import heater to use in nigeria or black people to come and live there.
Case!!!

It's just like saying that people in Holland importing cheese???
Or in Norway importing ice blocks???

ijenwa peace said...

tell am for me. everybody echoing clueless as if na nursery rhymes. ...

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Already made custard dey na @broomstick

Oby O said...

Thia one is poisoned packaged food!

Anonymous said...

Yes oo,even ready to drink breastmilk. They express natural breastmilk and package for sale to babies and adults. Mothers don't need to breastfeed with their own if they don't want.

Tilly said...

Not prepared egusi and ogbono soup. How can u even hint that you are in support of it? Will u eat it if u knew it was imported

Nitty-Gritty said...

You are right Audrey. Someone wants to make it big this yuletide. How can one package ogbono and egusi soup?I watched a fb video how these people made white short grain rice from nylon! I have Googled to find out if it is true, coming out blank. If they can make synthetic cabbage from chemicals for human consumption, GOD knows what is in the Jollof rice, ogbono and egusi!!!

Miss Ferragamo said...

I'm not surprised, I've seen canned eguisi, ogbono,moimoi,pap,noodles etc in Nigeria.

viva ciara said...

I saw it on facebook and I just laughed.
1packet= 4 servings.
Someone advertised it on his page and said 'why waste time to cook when you can just get this'.
Indeed Nigerians have finished.

Fierce of SDK blog said...

Tigress,make your points without being insulting. Life is not that serious.

Anonymous said...

Lols take it to their homes and cook ke u funny o

Loveme Jeje said...

They would have allowed us to see it first na, then cook it and then judge if it is good or not.

Na wa for this indian people. Do they know how to cook our egusi and agbono soup?

QUEEN AMY Loves ACCESS BANK said...

Hahahah breast milk, custard ke laughs and fall from chair

Anonymous said...

There is ready made custard in developed nations like Uk, I recently saw ready made egusi soup and jollof rice in London shops... mother teach your children how to cook both male and female.... cancer is real!!!! Too much preservatives in our food xxbarbiexx

marriedchick said...

I feel so irritated reading this... I thought imported water was the height I had seen only for this to crawl up from nowhere... God save Nigeria

Mao Akuh said...

May God help us aswear.

Just negodi cancer invitation

Jumiasalesagent contactme. said...

Am very sure those things arw not coming from India but going to India. It sure is a misunderstanding from the customer officers. What does India know how about these foods.it is OK if a Nigerian is trying to export these food to foreign lands after all Quaker oat, noodles, corn beef etc are all semi processed food not a native of our land but we rush them in super market. If well packaged and stored under hygienic conditions then why not. It would be fun to eat local delicacies in foreign lands..

Jane Moore said...

Stella u dont knw bella naija collected advert money from this Nau Nau foods. The post is on her blog. Wondering if she will pull it down.
Here is the link
https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/11/are-you-very-hungry-too-tired-to-cook-get-your-favourite-naija-meals-ready-in-2-minutes-with-naunau/

IVORY said...

Blood of jesus! How in the hell would i eat packaged soup and porridge brought in all the way from another country?even jollof rice?

CHIBOK GIRL said...

Wonders shall never end, which one is imported cooked egusi, ogbono, etal whoever that conceived this biz idea must be silly. We all are making efforts on how to better our country Naija and this, some people will even buy it, snap and post to sm. Unless if they are trying to export them.

ZIONA said...

y should ALL of u complain that we have egusi in abundance,when u have oil in abundance and export it and re-import it,whats the difference.its the ugly Nigerian way,a;ways hungry for anything foreign.

Chidinma Gift said...

This story never begin, make them tell us the real story joor

Anonymous said...

@ Jumiasalesagent...I'm misunderstanding everything you wrote.

@ Jane Moore...is it a crime to collect money for advert? Or she should have verified the safety of the food before advertising it on her blog? Nigerians...in the business of bringing each other down since 1960

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