//NIS says suspension of petrol supply to border communities, to curb smuggling.

NIS says suspension of petrol supply to border communities, to curb smuggling.

The comptroller-general of customs, Hameed Ali, has said that the decision to suspend the supply of petrol to communities at the border was taken to check the smuggling of the product.

Ali who disclosed this at the 2020 budget defense before the house of representatives committee on customs, added that majority of the retail outlets located at the border were culpable for fuel diversion, especially petrol.

Ali explained that the agency suspects that the filling stations at the border were being used to receive petrol and sell at exorbitant prices to neighboring countries.

On the 2020 budget for the customs, Ali said the agency was set to deploy coordinated information communication technology-driven tools to achieve its N1.67tn revenue target set for it by the federal government.