OYOGist.com has learned that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) denied access to officials of the oyo state government from returning the infected 1800 bags. The officials were led by the commissioner for agriculture, Hon Ojemuyiwa Ojekunle.
Ojemuyiwa said the state government had written to the agency to intimate the agency of plans to return the unhealthy rice not fit for consumption but was surprised men of the NCS had barred the government from returning the federal government palliative.
He stressed that the motive was not with any iota of mischief but an attempt to perhaps get better quality fit for consumption of the people.
The Public relations officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Oyo/Osun command, Abdullah-Lagos Abiola insisted that the command had not receive any directive to receive the return rice.