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Seme Customs generates N3.05bn in 10 months

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The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in Lagos State has announced that it generated total revenue of N3.05 billion between January and October, beating its yearly target by 55%.

This was disclosed by the Comptroller for the command, Timi Bomodi during a press conference held in Seme, Lagos.

Bomodi reiterated the command’s commitment to maintain a consistent effort in optimizing all revenue streams to meet established objectives.

He said, “The target for the command for the year 2023 is N1.96 billion only. As of the end of October 2023, the command has collected N3.05 billion only.”

“The revenue figure collected exceeded the allotted target of N1.96 billion by N1.08 billion only, which represents a 55.1% increase.”

“The successes recorded could be attributed to strategies adopted by the leadership of the command to check revenue loopholes in partnership with our stakeholders to ensure compliance,”

Speaking on seized materials by the command, Bomodi said between September and October, the command successfully intercepted 3,805 bags of foreign rice, along with 1,756 jerrycans of petrol and other items, totalling a duty paid value of N326 million.

“The seizures are 3,805 of 50kg bags of rice about seven trailer loads of foreign parboiled rice, 1,756 jerrycans of petrol equivalent to 52,680 liters.”

“1,379 of general merchandise goods, hard drugs and narcotics about 40 parcels of Cannabis Sativa and two used vehicles,”

Furthermore, he added that six suspect were arrested during the process of seizing the goods.

Bomodi also thanked the national leadership of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr. Adewale Adeniyi, and the Seme border community for their continuous support.

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