- The Nigeria Customs Service has generated its highest monthly revenue collection ever
- The agency’s comptroller general, Col Hameed Ali, said the NCS took in N118 billion for the month of August 2018
- According to the agency’s PRO, the increased collection will enable the government meet its promises to the citizenry in terms of infrastructure development
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N118 billion for the month of August 2018; its highest monthly revenue collection ever.
The development was made public by the agency’s comptroller general, Col Hameed Ali, on Wednesday, August 29, in Abuja, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Ali stated: “This month, the service has generated the highest ever monthly collection. It is still three days to the end of the month."
The public relations officer of the NCS, Joseph Attah, attributed the increased revenue to the upgrade of the electronic platform of the Nigeria Customs Information System.
He stressed that the “system has now effectively blocked all the leakages that were associated with the former platform. It now monitors every kobo being collected in the system.”
Attah also pointed out that the huge monthly collection should also be attributed to the comptroller general’s no-nonsense stance.
He said the increased collection will enable the government meet its promises to the citizenry in terms of infrastructure development, as oil revenue dwindles.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigeria Customs Service recorded the highest monthly revenue collection ever attained - at the time - in the sum of N100.1 billion in May 2018, just as it advocated for an upward review of its remuneration structure.
The comptroller general of the agency, Col Hameed Ali, made the revenue declaration and advocated for the review during the graduation ceremony of 40 senior officers from a five-month course at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada in Abuja.
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