Nigeria Customs collects N1.1 trn revenue in 11 months

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced that it collected a revenue of N1.1 trillion in the past 11 months.
Disclosing this on Monday, the Service also disclosed that it  made seizures of  goods with duty paid value of N40 billion between the months of January and November 2018.

National Public Relations of the Service, Mr. Joseph Attah announced this during a briefing with newsmen in Lagos.

Attah said with the revenue figure, the Service has not just broken the figure for last year which was N1.037 trillion but surpassed it.

He described the figures as a clear testimony that the reforms started by the Service on the assumption of office of the Comptroller-General, Rtd Col Hammed Ali was impacting positively on productivity.

As part from the war against smuggling, Attah said 4,010 seizures with a duty paid value of N40 billion were recorded.

He described as outstanding among the seizures the 59X40ft containers of tramadol and other concealed drugs at Appa 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.

Attah said so far 806 vehicles were disposed under electronic auction with the exercise producing 753 winners who paid N346,146,349.

He 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 Attah,  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.