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Customs generates N12.8bn in 6 months

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun 11 Area Command, generated more than N12.8 billion revenue between January and June.

Mr Olusola Alade, the Area Controller of the command said this at a news conference in Abeokuta on Friday.

Alade said that the figure represented a significant increase of 51 per cent compared to the amount generated in the corresponding period in 2023.

According to him, revenue collection improved significantly in the last three months, with more than N3.4 billion collected in April, N2.8 billion in May and N3.6 billion in June.

The controller attributed the command’s improved revenue generation to the diligence and professionalism of its officers.

“The attainment of this feat is evidence of the commitment of our officers and men who worked tirelessly to ensure that we met and exceeded the revenue targets given to our command,’’ he said.

Alade attributed the success to continuous deployment of intelligence and reconnaissance by the monitoring unit, which led to the discovery of some factories that had been brought under excise control.

He said that the command would continue to put in place necessary measures to improve revenue collection, engage with local and trader communities as well as enforce compliance with government fiscal policies.

“The command will continue to put in place necessary measures to improve on the collections with adequate support from other units of the service.

“We shall maintain success through synergy and continued dialogue by engaging and sensitising the local and trader communities while discharging our statutory responsibilities of enforcing compliance with government fiscal policies,” he said. (NAN)

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