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BEING A MEDIA BRIEFING ON SCORECARD OF NCS JBOD

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SCORECARD OF NCS JBOD

BEING A MEDIA BRIEFING ON SCORECARD OF NCS JBOD

FOR THE PERIOD OF 12TH OCTOBER, 2020 TO DATE

BY COORDINATOR JOINT BORDER OPERATIONS DRILL (JBOD) SECTOR 3 COMPT. O PETERS pss (+) dSS ON 19th NOVEMBER, 2020.

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I’m delighted to welcome you this afternoon to Joint Border Operations Drill Headquarters, Ilorin. The Joint Border Operation Drill (JBOD) Sector 3 covers four (4) States, namely; Niger, Kwara, Kogi and Benue States.

 

The border closure, codenamed ‘Exercise SWIFT Response’ which is being led by the Nigerian Customs Service comprising of  Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Security Services and National Intelligence Agency. It is coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) with a view to curtailing the smuggling of goods in and out of the country, as well as ensuring compliance with existing ECOWAS trade rules, hence, intended to boost National economy and strengthen border security. It is saddled with responsibility of enforcing Federal Government Fiscal Policies on partial border closure.

 

I resumed as the Coordinator of this Sector on the 12th October, 2020, determined to build on the successes recorded by my predecessor. In a bid to implement the Federal Government Fiscal Policies on Border closure, all agencies in JBOD are working together, towards ensuring that no stone is left unturned against all forms of Smuggling, Human trafficking, including proliferation of Arms and Ammunition, control and other prohibited items in and out of the country.

 

 

Section 8, 46, 146, 147, 149, 150, 158 and 169 of Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) CAP C45 of LFN 2004 as amended, gives power to Customs officers the power of a Police officer, Seized good, Examine, Search Premises, Vehicles, People, Patrol freely and forfeiture of goods respectively. Section 3 of Customs and excise (special penal and other provision) act Cap 47 of LFN 2004, says being in possession of smuggled items is an offence.

 

Part of the strategies deployed in enforcing the said powers within my short stay had led to Sixty (65) Seizures of different items. These include-:

 

  • 4 Single Barrel Riffle with a (1) Suspect
  • 1,643 Bags of foreign par boiled rice (Above 3 Trailers)
  • 373 Jerri cans of PMS of 25liters
  • 12 Jerri cans of AGO
  • 32 Used Vehicles
  • 4 Bales of Secondhand Clothing
  • 1 Motorcycle

 

WITH A TOTAL DPV N53, 158,143.00

 

Accordingly, we will continue to appeal to the patriotic spirit of all Nigerians, especially members of the business communities to see the exercise as an opportunity to further create a conducive environment for local businesses to thrive in the overall interest of national security, well being of the citizen and economic development, including creation of job opportunities, reduction of crime rate and other social vices.

 

We shall continue to wage war against smugglers. Every effort or tactic exhibited by them to beat security checks of sector 3 operatives will remain fruitless, as every trick used by smugglers will be uncovered due to our high level of intelligence, systematic monitoring and mechanism put in place to track down these economic saboteurs and their sponsors.

 

Gentlemen of the Press, I want to further use this medium to reiterate that the current administration has zero tolerance for corruption and revenue leakages in all its ramifications and the Joint Border Operations Sector 3 under my watch is committed to enforcing same. The Sector will continue to re-invigorate strategies that will enhance our performance.

 

It is no longer news that during Endsars protest, a criminal attempt was made by hoodlums with the intention to set our office ablaze and loot seized goods. With our resilience, were able to repel the attack.

 

I want to use this medium to commend officers and men of Nigeria Customs Service, command, JBOD and all sister security agencies especially Nigeria Army for exhibiting their professionalism in handling the incident.

 

Gentlemen of the press, I’m happy to inform you today that the aftermath of EndSar Protest was a commendation letter sent to us by Comptroller General of Customs and his able management team for exhibiting such gallantry, in terms of excellent performance, integrity, high ethical standard, good conduct and unalloyed commitment to the service.

 

I wish to thank the Comptroller General of Customs Service Comptroller Hameed Ali Ibrahim (rtd) and his management team for this magnanimous feat. To whom much is given much is expected, we promise that we will not disappoint them.

 

However, the priority remains to keep our borders safe from any inimical activity that would compromise our national interests, uniformity with the international trade agreement and by extension our national security. We therefore thank all Nigerians especially the local business community for their continuous support. We also appreciate media houses in Kwara State for their balance reportage

 

Gentlemen of the Press, We are all partners in progress.

 

Thanks for your attention and remain blessed.

 

Compt. O Peters psc (+) dss

Coordinator Joint Border Drill Operations

North Central Zone, Sector 3 Ilo

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Customs Officials Escape Death in Gbaji

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Customs Officials Escape Death

Nigeria Customs Officials should count themselves lucky, as they barely escaped and inferno in Gbaji Checkpoint along Lagos Badagry Express Way, leading to popular Seme Border Post. The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday, 13th of January 2021.

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The cause? Investigation reveals that a volkswagen Golf car had lost control, descending from Gbaji Bridge and eventually colluded with an incoming motorcycle, leading to explosion. Another car, a Toyota Camry, was burnt to a crisp along the Nigeria Customs Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ checkpoint. When Contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Customs Service Seme Area Command ASC I Hussaini Abdullahi Confirmed the incident. He stated that


“Luckily, no life was lost apart from minor injuries sustained by the occupants in the aforementioned vehicles”

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AREA II COMMAND, ONNE PORT RIVERS STATE Generates N118.9b Revenue, N1b Seizure

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Customs ONNE PORT COMMAND

Customs Area Controller Area II Command, Onne Port Rivers State, Comptroller Mohammed Auwal in a press release, reported a revenue of ₦118,959,214,999.53k
He added that this figure is ₦11,623,072,175.04 higher than the ₦107,336,142,824.29 collected from January to December of 2019.
He stated ‘This increase in collection is a fallout of due diligence and zero tolerance for compromise on the part of our officers and men, who were always at work in full observance of the Covid19 protocols – hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, wearing of masks, avoiding handshakes and strictly observing physical distancing.
He said that under his watch, the Command achieved ₦13 billion-naira monthly collection for the first time in its 37 years history.
He added that on enforcement and anti-smuggling, a total of 37 seizures with total duty paid value of ₦1,008,266,282.53 was made. Two suspects were also said to have been arrested in connection with some of the seizures.

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‘We recorded a total quantity of 2,577,803.31 metric tonnes of cargoes with free onboard value (FOB) of $63,497,688.03.
We also recorded ₦278,883,780.13 under the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS).
Gentlemen of the press, for clarity purpose FOB stands for “Free On Board”, it is a shipping term used to indicate the value of goods or cargo on-board a ship before transportation.
The NESS is a Federal Government designed scheme to ensure that the price, quality, and quantity of goods being exported from Nigeria are to the specifications of the buyer, systematically prevent capital flight and ensure that Nigerian products maintain a competitive advantage in relation to other exporting countries in the world’. He added.
He appreciated the media for their quick response to their calls even at short notice.

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AREA II COMMAND, ONNE PORT RIVERS STATE Generates N118.9b Revenue, N1b Seizure

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Customs Area Controller Area II Command, Onne Port Rivers State, Comptroller Mohammed Auwal in a press release, reported a revenue of ₦118,959,214,999.53k

He added that this figure is ₦11,623,072,175.04 higher than the ₦107,336,142,824.29 collected from January to December of 2019.
He stated ‘This increase in collection is a fallout of due diligence and zero tolerance for compromise on the part of our officers and men, who were always at work in full observance of the Covid19 protocols – hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, wearing of masks, avoiding handshakes and strictly observing physical distancing.
He said that under his watch, the Command achieved ₦13 billion-naira monthly collection for the first time in its 37 years history.
He added that on enforcement and anti-smuggling, a total of 37 seizures with total duty paid value of ₦1,008,266,282.53 was made. Two suspects were also said to have been arrested in connection with some of the seizures.

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‘We recorded a total quantity of 2,577,803.31 metric tonnes of cargoes with free onboard value (FOB) of $63,497,688.03.
We also recorded ₦278,883,780.13 under the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS).
Gentlemen of the press, for clarity purpose FOB stands for “Free On Board”, it is a shipping term used to indicate the value of goods or cargo on-board a ship before transportation.
The NESS is a Federal Government designed scheme to ensure that the price, quality, and quantity of goods being exported from Nigeria are to the specifications of the buyer, systematically prevent capital flight and ensure that Nigerian products maintain a competitive advantage in relation to other exporting countries in the world’. He added.
He appreciated the media for their quick response to their calls even at short notice.

 

 

 

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