Posted by Maritime Newsroom
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has told the Nigerian public that it made a total of N1.1 trillion as revenue from the month of January and November 2018.
This was disclosed on Monday by the government agency.
The Customs also declared that it confiscated traded goods with duty paid value of N40 billion within the same 11 months (January and November 2018).
The National Public Relations of the Service, Mr. Joseph Attah who announced this during a media parley with newsmen in Lagos on Monday also
said that the Service is not relenting in its effort to do more but sees this as a way of jinks broken record when compared to the figure it collected for same period last year which stood at N1.037 trillion but surpassed it.
Attah described this feat as a clear testimony that the reforms of the Service under the leadership of Comptroller General, Rtd Col Hammed Ali who the image maker said, is really impacting positively on the service.
Hampering on the success recorded on the anti smuggling war, the national P.R.O said, the agency recorded a total of 4,010 seizures with a duty paid value of N40 billion were recorded.
The service said that one of the outstanding seizures was the 59X40ft containers of tramadol and other concealed drugs at Apapa, Tin Can and Onne ports.
He also said that the total number of 238,094 50 kg of bags of rice were seized across the country in the period between January to November.
The agency, he said, so far confiscated 806 vehicles were disposed under electronic auction with the exercise producing 753 winners who paid N346,146,349.
He further added that 424,391 bags of rice worth N,047.615,000.00 and other perishable items were distributed to IDPs in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Edo states.
According to the PRO, the Service has received the approval of the President to extend distribution of relief items to other IDP camps and registered orphanages across the country.
He disclosed that the list of the orphanages were being compiled so that the relief materials could be made available to them.