Customs Generates N1tr In 6 Months

 Customs Generates N1tr In 6 Months

The Nigeria Customs Service has generated N1.003 trillion in revenue in the first six months of 2021.

NCS has also seized 2,333 goods worth N4.4 billion in Duty Paid Value in the period under review. 

The spokesman of NCS, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, said, “The service generated the sum of N1.003trn from January to June 2021, as against the N713.548bn generated in the first half of 2020; with a positive difference of N290.204bn.

“Hitting the trillion naira mark within six months is unprecedented in the service. This feat is as a result of the resolute pursuit of what is right and willingness to adapt to changes brought about by global health challenges occasioned by COVID-19.”

He attributed the revenue increase to the ongoing reforms by the service through the potentials of technology.

He also said, “The service, between January and June 2021, effected 2,333 assorted seizures with DPV of N4.422bn. The seizures include arms and ammunition, illicit drugs and food items.”

Meanwhile, on enforcement, he said the recommendation of the tripartite meeting among customs in Nigeria, Benin, and Niger was ongoing.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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