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CBN Supports Customs with 4 Scanners to Boost Revenue Generation

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CBN Supports Customs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made commitment to support Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to promote technology driven service to boost the nation’s economy

The NCS Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Attah said the CBN also pledged to establish the control centre for monitoring all scanning sites in its bid to boost national economy, especially agricultural sector.

He disclosed that already Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had purchased three new scanners to enhance the proposed E-customs operations.

He said this means that within the next six months, NCS would have about seven functional scanners to be mounted at strategic entry points even before the full deployment of e-Customs components which would guarantee the deployment of 135 modern scanners.

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Attah however expressed appreciation of the service and commended the leadership of CBN for this strategic intervention in the interest of the nation.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson added that in the service’s efforts to prevent the entry of items that could compromise the security of the citizens, economy and the well being of people, it had seized 4,304 assorted items with a duty paid value of N28.2 billion.

He said the seizures included arms, ammunitions, illicit drugs, used clothing, vegetable oil, frozen poultry and foreign rice among others.

He assured Nigerians on the total commitment of the customs to the course of protecting national security and economy.

“We call on Nigerians, especially the business community to support the NCS as our borders open to African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in order to benefit from the trade agreement and other cross border activities” he stated.

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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 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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