March 5, 2024

Customs generates N9.7 billion in Kano, Jigawa

Customs generates N9.7 billion in Kano, Jigawa

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano Area Command, said the agency generated about N9.7 billion between January and February.

The Area Comptroller in charge of Kano and Jigawa States, Dauda Chana, disclosed this to reporters in Kano on Tuesday.

The agency said the huge revenue was gotten from Duty Paid Value (DPV) on imports and excise.

Chana noted the command has put in place measures to prevent revenue leakages through the border posts in the area by reinforcing security and surveillance to curtail the smuggling of contraband goods.

He said the command would sustain a 100 percent physical examination of goods entering through its borders to prevent the entry of contraband and offensive goods, including arms and ammunition.

The comptroller said that the area command had issued an effective operational order to its field officers at the border posts on how to tackle the menace of smuggling.

”We will continue to enhance trade facilitation, revenue generation, and border security in line with the directives of the management of the NCS.

”We are also partnering with traditional rulers in border communities to assist our personnel with reliable information on movement of smugglers,”  he said.