The Nigerian Customs service has announced a record revenue generation of N140,415,355,659.97 billion in the month-ended August, 2018 alone.
Commenting on what he described as historic feat, comptroller-general of customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) ascribed the result to the “dogged pursuit of the reform programmes which include:
Strategic deployment of manpower, upgrade on the electronic systems from Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System (NICIS I) to NICIS II which has blocked leakages.”
According to a statement that was issued by the customs’ public relations officer, åçcement of extant guidelines by the tariff and trade department.
“Robust stakeholder engagements resulting in higher compliance and increased disposition of officers and men to change the way of doing things for the better,” Attah said in the statement that was issued yesterday in Abuja.He said the implementation of three- pronged presidential mandate of restructure, reform and raising revenue in the customs had continued to strengthen the Service as a crucial contributor to national economy and security.
In the last eight months, the Service has made seizures of 156,090 bags of smuggled rice, 15,632 sets of military wears, 489,000 ammunition and other items with the highest monthly revenue collection of over N140 billion in August 2018.
“These positive harvests in the areas of anti-smuggling and revenue generation are clear testimony of what can be achieved under a selflessly focused leadership. NCS therefore calls on Nigerians to support the Service by providing credible information that will help nip smuggling at the bud and generate needed revenue for national development,” the customs spokesman said.