Ogun Customs Generates N38m Revenue for Q3 2022, N341m Worth of Seizures - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Ogun Customs Generates N38m Revenue for Q3 2022, N341m Worth of Seizures

By Editor 

The Ogun 1 Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has announced its revenue generated for the third quarter of the 2022 fiscal year, to the amount of Thirty Eight Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty Seven Naira (N38,537,267). 

This revenue, according to a press briefing by the Customs Area Controller, Compt. Bamidele Makinde, is from import duties and the auction sales of petroleum products. 

During the same period, the Command also recorded seizures with a total Duty Paid Value of Three Hundred and Forty One Million, One Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety Naira only (N341,116,290.00).   

Chief among the seized items were Eleven Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifty Eight (11,358) bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, which is about 38 Trailer loads. 

Three trucks loaded with Five Hundred and Thirteen (513) bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice were also intercepted during an anti-smuggling operations along Obada axis and Ibese/Itori road, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, respectively. 

In addition to the above, the Command recorded seizures of 1550 pieces of used tyres and 180 bales of used clothing in a warehouse situated along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.   

Other seizures include two Hundred and twenty seven (227) seizures, comprising the following: 

16 units of Vehicles used as means of conveyance; 2 units of used vehicles (Tokumbo); 2,706 kegs (67,650 Litres) of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS); 8 units of Motorcycles; 80 kegs of Vegetable oil (25 liters each); 201bales and 76 sacks of Secondhand clothing, and 79 Sack of Used Shoes. 

There were also 20 wraps of Cannabis Sativa (Book sizes); 9 bales of Textile (Wrapper); 17 Cartons of imported Tomato Paste (smuggled); 5 Cartons of imported Spaghetti Pasta (smuggled), and 80 Pcs of Vegetable oil (4.73 Ltrs each). 

According to the Controller, "We were able to achieve this feat with the effective use of intelligence. Therefore, recalcitrant smugglers should note that the command, through shrewd, intensive and choking anti-smuggling activities, driven by effective employment of timeous intelligence, is all out for them." 

He also used the opportunity to commend the section of the business community, which has been complying with the Federal Government fiscal policies, and assured them of the Command's continued support by way of trade facilitation. 

Makinde also added that the Command, through the instrumentality of social corporate responsibility, has engaged, sensitized and educated the public on the socio-economic implications of smuggling as well as performed its statutory function of enforcing compliance in line with government fiscal policies. 

"I appeal to parents and guardians to help us in this regards by prevailing on their wards to desist from smuggling activities and confrontation with, or attack on, security agencies," he said. 

"It is important to note that activities embarked upon by the Command are driven by patriotism for the economic development and security of the nation. Nigeria Customs Service operatives, mindful of the rules of engagement, will continue to carry out their legitimate duties as prescribed by law.   

"It is also worthy of note that these achievements we continually record wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support of the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) and his management team, as well as the diligence and gallantry of our officers and men at their various duty posts. Their invaluable contributions are always highly appreciated."

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