The Nigeria Customs Service has warned its officers, to ensure security at all airports are increased, as importation of infected frozen chicken from China and Ecuador has been discovered.
It was reported through a circular signed by Acting deputy Comptroller in charge of enforcement, I.T. Magaji, addressed to all zonal Coordinators, Area Controllers and Border Drill Coordinators, that the Chinese government has detected Coronavirus in imported food products.
The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali, has alarmed all commands and zones to ensure tight anti-smuggling activities towards ensuring these infected goods are not smuggled into the country.
The circular read: “Intelligence reports reaching Headquarters reveals that during routine screening of meat and seafood, Chinese authorities detected Coronavirus in a sample of frozen Chicken wings and shrimps from Brazil and Ecuador.
“You are reminded that importation of Live or Dead Birds including frozen poultry; HS Code Code 0105: 100-0105.99. 0106.31.00.00010639.00.00, 0207:26.00.00 and 0210:99.00.00 through land border, airport and seaport are absolutely prohibited.”