The customs area comptroller, Borno/ Yobe Command, Customs Assistant Comptroller (CAC), Angbalaga Joshua has said that the 9 years insurgency that ravaged the northeast states of Borno and Yobe has reduced the border transactions from 13 functional border stations to only 3 that are functioning skeletally.
CAC Angbalaga added that despite this constraints by the insurgency, the command was able to live up to its expectation in terms of revenue generation and revenue accounted for, saying that of the 2018 annual target of the command, which is over N137.507 million, it has been able to generate over N78.776 million between January to June this year which is 60 percent of its annual target for the year 2018.
Angbalaga disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command between January and June this year.
He said within the period under review, the Command also recorded some seizures which include interception of three Toyota landcruiser and one Fiat bus containing 145 bags of smoked fish ,banned by the Military in the state , which was intercepted along Garin Gada – Geidam and Yunusari road in Yobe state , with duty paid value ( DPV) of over N3.744 million.
Also seized according to Angbalaga included a truck load containing 2,900 cartons of imported crusader soap intercepted along Kano – Maiduguri road with duty paid value (DPV) of over N245 .831 million .
“A truck loaded with 50kg each of 100 bags of imported foreign rice and 50kg of beans was intercepted along Bama road, Maiduguri with duty paid value ( DPV) of over N4.164 million.
“I will like to Commend the gallantry efforts of the Nigerian Army , my officers and men, CG strike force,valuation unit and customs’ Joint Taskforce (JTF)toward these achievements”, he said.
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