- The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun state area command, generated N1.4 billion in revenue in four months
- About 118 vehicles including smuggled ‘Tokunbo’ cars and others used for conveying smuggled goods were seized
- 16 motorcycles, 5,512 bags of smuggled foreign rice, 907 kegs of vegetable oil and 406 kegs of petrol were also intercepted from smugglers
Between January 1 and April 18, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun state area command, said it generated N1.413 billion revenue.
Sani Madugu, the immediate past area controller, made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 18, during his handover to his successor, Michael Agbara, at the Idiroko border office.
NAIJ.com gathered that customs also said it seized 118 vehicles including smuggled ‘Tokunbo’ cars and others used for conveying smuggled goods.
Madugu said that the seized vehicles were seized across the state, adding that the command, within the time under review, made 110 seizures with duty payable value of over N731 million.
According to the immediate past area controller, 16 motorcycles, 5,512 bags of smuggled foreign rice, 907 kegs of vegetable oil, 406 kegs of petrol and sacks of Indian Hemp among others were also intercepted from smugglers around Idiroko axis.
Madugu also gave a break down of the total revenue the command generated between January and December 2017, explaining that it made N6.12 billion from the payment of excise duties among others.
He said the command had succeeded greatly in its anti-smuggling offensive, due to the commitment to duty by the operatives of the command.
“I am handing over to you a dedicated, loyal and responsible team ,that, without any iota of doubt, will accord you the necessary support," he said.
Earlier NAIJ.com reported that the Nigeria Customs Service recorded a revenue figure of N486 billion from January to June, 2017, as against the N385bn realised in the same period in 2016.
The public relations officer, Joseph Attah, gave the figure on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Abuja. Attah said that the service also recorded 3,798 seizures with a Duty Paid Value of over N7bn from January to June.
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