Ogun Area 1 Customs Command, generates N92.3m in 3 months as Income.

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area 1 Command, says it generated N92.3 million as revenue between April and June.

The Comptroller, James Ojo disclosed this at a news conference today, Monday at Abeokuta in Ogun state.

The Area Controller, said through effective and intelligence-driven approach and robust strategies has led to significant interceptions of prohibited goods that generated an impressive revenue of N92, 369,227.00 for the second quarter of 2024, representing about 52.46% increase compared to the N53,983,622.00 recorded in the corresponding period of 2023.

In addition, he said that the Command surpassed the monthly revenue target of N34,122,666.90 in June 2024 by 77.86%, stressing that the achievement is a testament to the diligence, commitment, and professionalism of the officers and men who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the command meet and exceed the revenue targets.

In recent operations, we successfully intercepted 219 sacks and 1,725 parcels of cannabis sativa, 940 rounds of live ammunition, 44,466 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 2,227 pieces of pneumatic foreign-used tires, and 64 bales and 222 sacks of used clothes. Other interceptions include 2,947 cartons of frozen poultry products, 7,015 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 21 units of vehicles, 3 units of motorcycles, and 115 pairs of used shoes with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N770,666,237.00. These seizures are not just numbers; they represent our relentless fight against smuggling and our determination to protect the local economy, ensure public health and safety, and uphold the integrity of our borders.” He said

Area Controller, Mr. James Ojo added that the success, aligns perfectly with the policy thrust of our Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adeniyi MFR dsm fnipr fniia psc(+), who has championed the principles of consolidation, collaboration, and innovation.

According to him, the success aligns with the policy thrust of the Comptroller-General of Customs (C-G), Bashir Adeniyi, who has championed the principles of consolidation, collaboration and innovation.

He applauded Adeniyi’s visionary leadership and enabling support which had been crucial in enhancing our capabilities and driving the ‘impressive’ results.

The controller noted that smuggled cannabis sativa and foreign-used pneumatic tyres had adverse effects on the citizenry.

He commended the traditional rulers and other security agencies in the state for their support toward combating smuggling and enhancing economic growth and national security.

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