Customs generates N747b in 10 months

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The Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS) has generated

N747 billion as revenue in the last 10 months its

Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali (retd).

The NCS chief who spoke yesterday at the Illela

border post in Sokoto while addressing officers

and men of the service in continuation of his tour

of formnations under the Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara

Command, said the target given to the service by

the Federal Government was N 944 billion,

promising to meet it “or surpass it.”

He said : “Unless we can generate N100 billion

monthly, we cannot meet the target. If all the

leakages are blocked, and everybody do the right

thing, the service can generate over N1.2 trillion

during the year .’’

The former Military Administrator further stressed

the need for all officers and men to uphold

discipline, integrity, honesty and transparency

while underscoring the need to shore up the

revenue base of the service, to enable the

government to meet the needs of Nigerians.

The Customs chief also directed officers and men

of the service at the land borders to do more to

stop the importation of small arms.



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