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SMUGGLING: Nigerian govt suspends fuel supply to petrol stations near borders



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The Federal Government has suspended the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 20km of the Nigerian borders.

The order was issued through the Comptroller- General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.

In a leaked memo dated November 6 and signed by Deputy Comptroller- General for Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Chidi .A., Ali said the directive would be carried out under the current Operation Swift Response supervising the land border closure.

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“The Comptroller-General of Customs has directed that henceforth no petroleum product no matter the tank size is permitted to be discharged in any filling station with 20 kilometres to the border.

“Consequently, you are all to ensure strict and immediate compliance, please,” the memo read.

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