Taupyen, Selchang, Lagos: The Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service generated the sum of Five Hundred and Forty-Six Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty-Seven Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-Four Naira, Sixty-Four Kobo (546,837,124.64) as revenue in January being the first month of 2018. The revenue generated represented about 81 percent of the revenue target actualized.
The Command made a total of 64 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Eighteen million, Three Hundred and Thirty-five Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety-Five Naira (N18, 335, 495.00) for the period under review.
Commenting on the revenue generated, the Customs Area Controller Mohammed Aliyu, A disclosed that the Command have started on a good note. He stated that the service is ready to explore all avenues in order to ensure that the target for the year is not only met but exceeded.
The comptroller re-stated that the anti-smuggling drive of the command is well fortified against smugglers. He noted that the clamp-down on smuggling of PMS products through the creeks is a demonstration of the commands readiness to combat smuggling of any kind through the border to the barest minimum. Addressing officers and men, the controller indicated his readiness to reward excellent performance among officers as motivational incentives to ensure strict compliance to our extant laws and the service operational golden rules while discharging their responsibilities.
The controller further warned officers and men of the command not to compromise the standard set by the service but should be committed to the implementation of government fiscal policies especially now that their services are most needed.
The Customs Area Controller disclosed that the command expect a more professional approach in the handling and usage of arms among officers and men of the command. He stated this during the retraining exercise conducted by the Nigeria Army 243 Recce Battalion Badagry, Lagos.
He re-stated that the exercise will equip officers with all the necessary knowledge and skills to help them deal with challenges that they may face in the course of discharging their duties.