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Seme Customs rakes in N.546bn in Jan, records 64 seizures

By Godwin Oritse
Badagry—THE Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said that it generated N546.8million for the first month of the year representing 81 percent of 2018 revenue target.

Comptroller-General, ngeria customs service, Retd COL. Hameed Ali,

Besides, the Command said it made a total of 64 seizures with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N18.3million for the period under review.

The Customs Area Comptroller, Mohammed Aliyu said that the command started on a good note adding that its officers are ready to explore all avenues in order to ensure that the target for the year is not only met but exceeded.

Aliyu reiterated that the anti-smuggling drive of the Command has been fortified against smugglers noting that the recent clamp-down on smuggling of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, through the creeks is a demonstration of the Command’s readiness to reduce smuggling through the border to the barest minimum.

He said: “The command expects a more professional approach in the handling and usage of arms among officers and men of the command.

“The retraining exercise conducted by the Nigeria Army 243 Recce Battalion Badagry, Lagos was meant to 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.”



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