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Petroleum Smuggling Has Reduced Due To Fuel Subsidy Removal – Former Customs Spokesman

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Former Spokesman and Retired Deputy Comptroller of Customs, Kebbi State Command, Joseph Attah says the fuel subsidy removal has “greatly’’ helped to reduce the smuggling of petrol in the country.

“…This shows that the removal of subsidy is correct…” he said.

Attah made the comment on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire while addressing the issue of smuggling.

This comes as calls for the full reopening of the nation’s land borders deepen.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2019, ordered the closure of the borders to tackle smuggling and encourage local production of food.

Attah stressed that smuggling is a common challenge around the world despite the technological advancement of developed nations, however, this menace should be curbed so the impact on the nation is almost insignificant.

The former Customs Spokesman suggested the government invest more in technology to equip border security agencies in the efficient discharge of their duty.

He also called for collaboration with border communities in order to drive a sense of belonging in the fight against smuggling at the nation’s borders.

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