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Nigeria, Republic Of Benin Set Up Committee To Fight Against Smuggling

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Smuggling A Threat To Nigeria’s Economy And Security

A joint committee has been agreed to be created by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Patrice Talon, the President of Benin Republic to combat smuggling.

The President revealed this through his Twitter handle on Thursday, stating that smuggling is a threat to significant economy and security in Nigeria.

He added that “Even though Nigeria has, in the last three years, succeeded in cutting the importation by about 90 per cent, parboiled rice is still being smuggled into the country, discouraging our farmers and undermining our goal of self-sufficiency in rice production. This is why we must act.

The Benin Republic president, Talon paid a visit to the State House, Abuja on Wednesday

See tweet below:

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