Hits N7 bn daily revenue collection
on Thursday announced a revenue figure of N1, 341,690, 568,327 trillion collected in
2019, a performance it attributed to the partial border closure.
In a statement, Spokesperson of
the NCS, DC Joseph Attah, said the amount generated surpassed the target
of N937,286,121,586.00 set for the year
2019 and N139,241,835,082.29 over the sum of N1,202,448,733,244.89 generated in
of Customs, Col, Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) attributed the collected to a
decision to carry out the customs duties accordingly, rather than fall for
distractions from people’s interests.
performance of the customs service in the year ended was as a result of
initiatives including the strategic deployment of officers, done according to
standard operating procedure, as well as the strict enforcement of extant
guidelines by the tariff and trade department.
of the customs process, which he said eliminated vices associated with the
manual process, stakeholder sensitization and increased disposition of officers
and men to put national interest above self.
closure forced cargoes that could have been smuggled through the porous borders
to come through the sea and airports, thereby raised revenue collection from
border drill on 20th August 2019, revenue generation was between N4 billion to
N5 billion but now NCS generate between N5 billion to N7 billion daily.
decisive action against the challenging issue of trans-border crime and
criminalities, fueled by the noncompliance to ECOWAS Protocol on transit of
goods by neigbhouring Countries.
discussions with our neighbours will yield permanent solution to the challenges
of border security,” Ali said.
NCS would readily implement strictly, outcome of the ongoing diplomatic
30,906 assorted items with a duty paid value of N62,134,426,199.00 were seized as the service worked to maintain
the security and well-being of citizens
and national economy protection.
arms, ammunition, illicit drugs, used clothing, vegetable oil, frozen poultry
and foreign rice among others that have grave consequences on economy security
and well-being of Nigerians.
total commitment to the course of nation building, we call on Nigerians,
especially the business community to support the NCS on the ongoing drive to
robustly contribute to National Security and create enabling environment for
businesses to thrive in the country.”