|CAC Willy Egbudin|
said it realised N963 million as revenue in the month of September, even as it
declares the border area as ‘unsafe’ for smugglers.
command, disclosed that the amount was the highest collected by the command
between 2013 and September 2014.
its fight against smuggling activities, ensuring a ‘no escape operational mode’
intensive vehicular and foot patrols along the border lines and all routes
including non motorable areas,” he said.
are paying off as unrepentant smugglers are fleeing the area.
leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that Seme Border becomes and remains a no
go area for perpetrators of smuggling and other unlawful activities.
intelligence on a daily basis on their movements, which we share with other
commands to achieve the same goal.
into and beyond the forth-coming yuletide season. Our close tie with the border
communities under a reinforced Customs Community Relations Forum will be
sustained as we are employing enlightenment and persuasion as tools for zero
casualty in achieving our anti smuggling drive.
leaders and residents of border communities are cooperating with us in the
effort to protect our national economy and ensure security of our people,” he
of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko, that all customs commands and formations join
in the fight against Ebola, operatives of the command were working with the basic anti-Ebola
government and non- governmental bodies to sustain Nigeria’s Ebola-free status.
Aside the regular check of travelers and traders moving along our border route,
we also ensure that our operatives adhere to all anti-Ebola directives.”
Border is the busiest land frontier in West Africa with the highest movement of
persons in and out of the evolving mega city of Lagos. We are not taking
chances,” Egbudin added.
collection of revenue and facilitation of legitimate trade will not be compromised.