Customs generates over N1trn revenue in 6 months

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N1.003 trillion revenue in six months.

Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja Thursday.

Attah said amount was realised from January to June 2021, adding that this was far more than N713.5 billion generated within same period in 2020.

According to him, there is positive difference of N290.2 billion.

“Hitting Trillion-Naira mark within six months is unprecedented in Service. This feat is as a result of resolute pursuit of what is right and willingness to adapt to changes brought about by health challenges occasioned by covid-19.

Service revenue profile continues to be increase due to -going reforms that exploits potentials of technology.

“This is possible through robust automation of processes and procedures. Deploys Officers strictly based Standard Operating Procedure.

“Robust stakeholder sensitisation resulting in more informed/voluntary compliance as well as mproved working relationship with National Assembly” he explained.

“As stated by CGC earlier in year, it is always the desire of the Service to generate more revenue than what is set for it, given favorable environment.

“NCS will always be willing and happy to break its records as it is in this case of over One-Trillion naira in 6 months” he said.

Similarly, Attah also disclosed that within the period under review, the service  effected, a total number of 2,333 assorted seizures with duty paid value at N4.4 billion.

He noted that Some of these seizures included dangerous items like arms and ammunition, illicit drugs and food items like rice, vegetable oil.

He added that what were seized could have had grave consequences national security and economy. (NAN)