The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Seme Command,generated N1.1 billion as revenue for the month of September, 2016, the Customs Public Relation Officer of the Command, Taupyen Selchang, said in a statement
The command has expressed the hope that its recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Republic of Benin would further bolster revenue and aid the fight against smuggling at the border.
Meanwhile, the anti-smuggling unit of the Command has also intercepted and arrested three bullet proof vehicles smuggled into the country at different entry locations.
Selchang noted that there would be a boost in revenue if the MoU signed with the Republic of Benin translates into handing over of all transit vehicles to Seme Command.
He restated that with the compliance in the general unification of values across border Commands, the implementation of the complete 17 digits declaration of VIN and the strict adherence to clearance procedure of general goods, he was hopeful that this feat will be recorded and sustained once the principle of compliance, transparency and integrity is strictly adhered to while discharging its mandates.
He said the Command also made a total of 76 seizures with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N67 million for the period under review.
The amount generated surpassed the sum of N883 million that was collected within the same period in 2015 with over N245 million.
Commenting on the development, the Custom Area Controller (CAC), Victor Dimka, disclosed that the previous challenge of revenue in the Command has been overcome.
The CAC assured that the Command remained undaunted and cannot be deterred in performing her statutory responsibility no matter the challenge.