State Customs Command, has announced its seizure of smuggled items including
330kg of Pangolin scales, 33,000 litres of petroleum products and assorted
foreign rice, with a duty paid value of N98.3 million.
though an enforcement area, surpassed its target for 2019.
performance was as a result of measures put in place to stimulate revenue
generated a total revenue of N161.9 realising an increase of N13.2 million or
8.9 percent over the given target of N148.6 million.
possible through the various measures put in place to stimulate revenue
generation,” he said.
held several sensitization meetings with stakeholders on import and export
procedures, effective border community relations, which led to suppression of smuggling.
Command said it made a total of 74 seizures and arrested 20 suspects.
achievements were recorded despite some daunting challenges including
difficulty in surveillance of the vast international border, Boko Haram insurgency/communal
clashes and non-adherence to import and export guidelines by traders despite
sensitization by relevant agencies.
challenges have to a great extent hindered the revenue generation drive of the
of its commitment to anti-smuggling operations and further stakeholder
sensitization for greater results, Olumoh added.