Wonders shall never end. What can’t Nigerians import from China, one may wonder.

On Friday, the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS said it had intercepted a container full of soup and other edible items worth N27,960,000 being imported from China.

The NCS said the container, which was cleared in one of the ports in Lagos, was intercepted by the Comptroller-General of Customs Strike Force team based on intelligence.

It added that some other items that had semblance of mushrooms were already deteriorating in the container and could pose danger to human health when consumed.

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This is not the first the Customs is intercepting cooked food being imported into the country.

The NCS had in the past intercepted a 20ft container of Egusi, Jollof Rice, Ogbono and yam porridge imported from India at the Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Comptroller and National Coordinator, CGC Strike Force team, Abdullahi Kirawa, who spoke to journalists on Friday while displaying some of the items seized by the NCS between September 19 and October 18, 2018, said importing pots of stew and such edible items without verification, as they were labelled in Chinese language, could pose serious harm to the consumers.

He said it was high time Nigerians started having more preference for things produced in the country rather than imported ones.

Would you eat any soup if you knew it was imported from China?

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