The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has attained an unprecedented feat after it generated total revenue of N1.003 trillion in the first six months of the Year.
This was revealed by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Customs Service, Joseph Attah while addressing newsmen in Abuja today.
According to Attah, the aforementioned amount generated between January and June this year is far more than the sum of N713.5 billion generated in the corresponding period last year, indicating a surge by about N290.2 billion
Commenting on the recent development, Attah said: “Hitting the Trillion-Naira mark within six months is unprecedented in the Service. This feat is as a result of resolute pursuit of what is right and willingness to adapt to changes brought about by global health challenges occasioned by covid-19.
“The Service revenue profile continues to be on the increase due to on-going reforms that exploits the potentials of technology.
“This is possible through robust automation of the processes and procedures. Deploys Officers strictly based on the Standard Operating Procedure.
“Robust stakeholder sensitization resulting in more informed/voluntary compliance as well as improved working relationship with the National Assembly” he explained.
“As stated by the CGC earlier in the 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.
In addition, 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. Some of the seized items include dangerous items like arms and ammunition, illicit drugs and food items like rice, vegetable oil.