Nigeria Customs generates ₦1trillion revenue in 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday recorded its most noteworthy income accumulation ever with an aggregate produced income of ₦1.01trillion in the 2017 financial year.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mr Joseph Attah, said this amid a media briefing held at the Nigeria Customs headquarters in Abuja.
Attah, who depicted the income execution as tremendous, noted that the ₦1.01trillion was gathered with around five working days to the finish of the 2017 financial year.
He said the income gathering during the current year is ₦241.68billion higher than the objective of ₦770.57billion set for the 2017 year
The real income, as highlighted by him, is over the N898.67bn gathered in 2016.
He said the office recorded the income gathering regardless of the financial retreat experienced before in the year with the low volume of imports which was caused by limitations put on 41 items from accessing the foreign exchange.
He stated, “With dogged implementation of the Presidential mandate to restructure, reform and raise revenue, Nigeria Customs Service has recorded the highest revenue collection ever of ₦1,012,259,006,779.94 with five more working days to the end of 2017.”
To accomplish the revenue accumulation target, Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (Rtd), took a few measures which incorporate key redeployment of officers and men of the administration, updating and retraining of agents of the Customs intelligence unit and an teh setting up of a system that rewards diligent work and discipline for guilty parties.
Different measures are expanding the possibilities of computerization through observing, following infractions, blocking and recouping lost incomes; straightforward advancement process entirely in light of legitimacy and consider partner engagements the nation over.
He said through the counter carrying operations of the administration, the office recorded more than 4,000 grouped seizures worth over N11bn in esteem.
The seizures, as indicated by him, incorporate 2,671 pump activity rifles, risky medications, rice and vehicles among others.
He said, “It is imperative to highlight that the service would have performed better if not for the paucity of funds.
“Despite this difficult situation, Nigeria Customs Service strives to deliver, sometimes even at the risk of sustaining serious injuries and even death. Sadly, in the process of enforcing the laws, six officers fell in the line of duty this year.”
“In spite of this troublesome circumstance, Nigeria Customs Service endeavors to convey, at times even at the danger of managing genuine wounds and even demise. Tragically, during the time spent authorizing the laws, six officers fell in the line of obligation this year.”