Nigeria Customs generates N100bn revenue in May

The Nigeria Customs Service has recorded a revenue generation of N100bn in the month of May.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, COL. Hameed Ali (RTD) disclosed this on the occasion of the Senior Division Course One participants in Abuja.

Ali said the revenue figure which was the highest monthly revenue this year, was possible following reforms introduced by the customs management.
The CG said the management had to block all leakages in revenue to be able to realize the figure.
“Last month, May 2018, was the month we realised our highest collection in terms of monthly revenue. As it stands today, we collected a total of N100.1bn.
“We do hope that this feat will continue and we are hoping that the inflow of imports will continue and the blockage of the leakages will continue at the rate we have. Then we will see an increase in revenue.”
Ali appealed to the federal government to also consider a new wage package for officers and men of the service.
According to him, the Customs Service was the least paid among the revenue generating agencies.
He called on the 40 officers who took part in the training programme to redouble their efforts in serving the Service.
He said, “With this monumental increase in what we are collecting for the government, I, therefore, plead that we should be considered with our peers in the service. I believe that if we do this, it will help in forgetting corruption in the service.”
He also called for legislation that will make Customs Staff College to be self-funding instead of having to wait for budgetary provisions.
Among those who attended were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.