The comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd), has again been summoned by the Senate over the ban on fuel supply to filling stations within 20kilometres radius of communities sharing borders with Nigeria.
To proffer a lasting solution to the economic framework/policy affecting people in communities across the border areas, the Senate summoned the Customs boss.
The Committee gave a new directive that all identified suppliers and registered filling stations across all the border towns must continue to ensure a steady supply of petroleum products as a temporary palliative measures.
The senate resolutions were sequel to a motion on “The need to revisit the suspension of fuel supply to border towns,” sponsored by Senator Tolulope Odebiyi and co-sponsored by Senator Francis Fadahunsi.
Meanwhile, Odebiyi affirmed that the Federal government has achieved a laudable feat towards the smuggling of items into Nigeria.