Customs generate N575m at Seme Border

CGC Hameed Ali

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command has generated the sum of N575, 623,365.00 as revenue in the month of July 2018.

According to a statement made available to journalists by the Seme Customs Spokesman, Saidu Nuruddeen Abdullahi on Wednesday in Lagos, the anti-smuggling operation of the Command also made 91 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N130, 899,518.00 for the period under review.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC) Compt. Mohammed Aliyu expressed satisfaction over the figure generated as he made the assertion that the revenue generated represented about 85 per cent of the revenue target budgeted for the command.

He  showcased a remarkable seizure of Fire Spice Gin with a 42per cent concentrate of Alcohol. Over 2,000 cartons of the said items were found concealed in a truck with the intention of evading Customs control.

The seized item has a duty paid value of over N13million.

“He stressed the commitment of Customs officers of the Command in securing the border against the illicit trade that is harmful to the health and wellbeing of the citizenry.

“The Customs Area Controller further assured that the Joint Border Post will serve as a platform that will simplify Customs procedures while increasing cooperation, collaboration, coordination and harmonious working relationships at the border post,” the Seme Customs Command.

 “Based on the WCO emphasis on transnational border control management and the technical simulation/handover of the Joint Border Post by the ECOWAS Commission at Seme which held on Friday, 27th July 2018; the CAC also disclosed that the Command is poised to conduct its assigned responsibilities with discipline at all levels and also ensure border security and seamless facilitation of legitimate trade, in tandem with the executive order on the ease of doing business.”

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