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PRESS RELEASE – 2019 Financial Record of Nigeria Customs Service

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Press Release - 2019 Report - Nigeria Customs Service

A Whooping N1,341,690,568,327.18 was Generated in 2019 – “Col. Hameed Ali (Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service)”

PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria Customs Service generated the sum of N1,341,690,568,327.18 for the year 2019. Amount generated is over 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 2018. Commenting on this feat, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col, Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) described it as a result of the resolute pursuit of what is right rather than being populist by compromising national interest on the altar of individual or group interests.

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The service revenue generation profile has continued to be on the rise annually as the ongoing reforms in the Service insists on:

  • Strategic deployment of officers strictly using the standard operating procedure.
  • Strick enforcement of extant guidelines by the tariff and trade department.
  • Automation of the Customs process thereby eliminating vices associated with the manual process.
  • Robust stakeholder sensitization resulting in more informed/voluntary compliance.
  • Increased disposition of officers and men to put national interest above selves.
  • The partial border closure which has forced cargoes that could have been smuggled through the porous borders to come through the sea and airports raised revenue collection from ports.

Before the commencement of the border drill on 20th August 2019, revenue generation was between N4 billion to N5 billion but now NCS generates between N5 billion to N7 billion daily.
The partial border closure is a decisive action against the challenging issue of trans-border crime and criminalities, fueled by the noncompliance to ECOWAS Protocol on the transit of goods by neighboring Countries.NCS hopes that the ongoing discussions with our neighbours will yield permanent solutions to the challenges of border security.

The Service wishes to express its readiness to strictly implement the outcome of the ongoing diplomatic engagements.
In the same vein, the Service efforts to prevent the entry of items that could compromise the security of our citizens, the National Economy and the well being of our people resulted in the seizures of 30,906 assorted items with a duty paid value of N62,134,426,199.00.

These seizures include arms, ammunition, illicit drugs, used clothing, vegetable oil, frozen poultry, and foreign rice among others that have grave consequences on the economic security and well being of Nigerians.
While we give our assurances of 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 an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the country.

Signed:
DC, Joseph Attah
Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller-General of Customs.

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FOU Zone “B” Records 101 Seizures, Generates 194 Million Naira in May 2021

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FOU Zone “B” Records 101 Seizures, Generates 194 Million Naira in May 2021

In line with fulfilling their mandate of suppression of smuggling, FOU Zone B Kaduna has continued to make progress in their anti-smuggling stride.

 

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with the Command making 101 seizures valued over 194 million naira in the month of May 2021, our Correspondent, Abdulkareem Zurmi, gives us more details in his report.

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Seme Border Fully Operational – Nigeria Customs Service

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Seme Border Fully Operational - Nigeria Customs Service

The information circulating that the Seme-Krake border has not been fully reopened, has been debunked in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer NCS Seme Area Command ASC1 Hussaini Abdullahi.

It partly read “It is pertinent to state that since the re-opening of some land borders by the Federal Government of Nigeria in December, 2020 with Seme Border Command being among the four borders re-opened, its operations has since been sustained on a full scale”.

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According to the statement, the Command also generated a revenue of N431,160,300.72 and N409,857,533.14 as the Duty Paid Value (DPV) from seizures between period of January to date.

He further stated that Seme border has been fully operational since the re-opening of some land borders by the federal government in December, 2020.

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Customs Seize Contrabands Worth Over N100 Million in Katsina

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Customs Seize Contrabands Worth Over N100 Million in Katsina

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have intercepted contrabands with a duty paid value worth N101,027,350 smuggled into the country through various illegal routes existing in Katsina State.

Out of the total seizures made on Thursday, 14 assorted vehicles with a duty paid value of N91,592,500 were detained alongside food and non-food items worth N9,434,850.

The Acting Comptroller in charge of the Katsina Customs Area Command, DC Dalha Wada Chedi in a press conference held at the command headquarters, Katsina reaffirmed the command’s commitment to continue to facilitate trade, enhance ease of doing legal businesses and generate more revenue for the country.

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Chedi while soliciting more partnerships and collaboration from the public to understand the job and responsibilities of the Nigeria Customs Service, encouraged them to come forward and take advantage of the numerous opportunities and accept the modern way of importing goods and services.

He added that the command will not relent in the pursuit of its mandate by suppressing smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

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Customs Generated A Total of N69,449,896,709.79 Between January And August 2020 Under My Watch- Saidu

 

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"Also found worthy of honour was Bashir Abubakar, an Asst Comptroller-General of Customs, who rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria. A fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation"

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