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‘They failed with ponmo’: Reactions as Customs mulls ban on ‘Okrika’



The Nigeria Customs Service has disclosed plans to ban the sales of second-hand clothing popularly called ‘Okrika’, in the country.

Speaking during a recent interview, a spokesman for the Customs Service noted that the sale of Okrika clothes was injurious to the nation.

According to him, smugglers have decided to turn Nigeria into a dumping ground by bringing in used products.

In his words: “Okrika clothes is injurious to the health of the nation. That is why government deem it fit that it should be banned.

“One should be curious. Nobody knows how and who used these clothings. And most importantly smugglers desirous to turn Nigeria into a dumping ground. We should not accept it.

“We are a country well blessed with human and natural resources. Why will someone go and bring used products?”


Babajideedges stated: “I’m sure the same person who raised the fuss about my beloved ponmo is behind this. Don’t worry guys, they failed with ponmo, they will fail with this also”.

tonia.gram_ said: “Let the poor breaffff. Don’t suffocate us ???.”

Brandy_ish commented: “These people are so disconnected from the true plights of the people. This is how the really poor are able to afford clothing. Like how are we so blessed with clueless people at the top? Until they deepen the gap between the rich and the poor, they can’t rest. God abeg save this country cos I don’t even understand anymore.”

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