Customs generates N11b in nine months in Oyo

Nigeria Customs Service

Nigeria Customs Service

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Command, said it had generated the sum of N11.1 billion between the months of January and September this year.

The Customs Area Controller, Temitope Ogunkua, who disclosed this while briefing reporters on the activities of the command, said 188 assorted seizures were made with a duty paid value of N368 million within the period under review.

Ogunkua, who assured of the command’s readiness to tackle economic saboteurs and work for the security well-being of the nation, said: “In the face of the challenging economic situation in the nation, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has stepped up its operation by blocking all revenue leakages in order to collect maximum duty accruable to the Federal Government.

“This has led to the arrest of various assorted, luxury vehicles smuggled into the country through unapproved border routes.“It is disheartening to note that despite the arrest and seizure of about 10,000 bags of rice between the months of January to September 2016, the smugglers have continued their nefarious activities daring the Federal Government’s ban on importation of rice through the border areas.”

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