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REVENUE GENERATION: Nigeria Customs Generate N1.5tr in 2020

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The Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday disclosed that the service generated the sum of one trillion, five hundred and sixty two billion, one hundred and fifteen million, four hundred and nineteen thousand, two hundred and sixteen naira, thirty two kobo (N1,562,115,419,216.32) for the year 2020.

The National Public Relations Officer of Customs, Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah in a statement said the amount generated is over the target of one trillion, three hundred and eighty billion, seven hundred and sixty five million, three hundred and fifty three thousand, four hundred and sixty two naira (N1,380,765,353,462.00) over the sum of one trillion, three hundred and forty two naira (N1,342,006,918,504.55) generated in 2019 despite the covid-19 pandemic.

Commenting on this feat, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col, Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) described it as a result of resolute pursuit of what is right and willingness to adapt to changes brought about by global health challenges occasioned by covid-19.

The statement reads “The service revenue generation profile has continued to be on the rise annually as the ongoing reforms in the Service insist on:

Strategic deployment of officers strictly using the standard operating procedure.

Strict 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 generate between N5 billion to N9 billion daily.

Diplomatic engagements that took place during the partial land border closure yielded many positive results, including commitment to comply with the ECOWAS Protocol on Transit.

Operationalization of joint border patrols at both sides of the border.
The teams are required to share intelligence and ensure prevention of transit of prohibited goods into the neighbor’s territory.

Accordingly Service wishes to express its readiness to strictly implement the outcome of the diplomatic engagements as the land borders open for movement of cargoes.

Intelligence gathered during the period and the introduction of the e-Customs whose components include installation of scanners at all entry points will enhance border security and boost national trade facilitation.

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Already Ministry of Finance has purchased three (3) new Scanners. Interestingly, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has also expressed commitment to purchasing four (4) Scanners and establish the control center for monitoring all scanning sites in their bid to boost national economy, especially agricultural sector.

This means that within the next six (6) months, NCS will have about seven (7) functional Scanners to be mounted at strategic entry points even before the full deployment of e-Customs components which will see to the deployment of 135 modern Scanners.

NCS appreciates and commends the leadership of CBN for this strategic intervention in the interest of the nation.

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In the same vein, the Service efforts to prevent the entry of items that could compromise the Security of our citizens, Economy and the well being of our people resulted in the seizures of 4,304 assorted items with a duty paid value of N28,287,285,847.52.

These seizures include arms, ammunitions, illicit drugs, used clothing, vegetable oil, frozen poultry and foreign rice among others that have grave consequences on economy security and well being of Nigerians.

While we give assurances of total commitment 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.” the statement said.

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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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