The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area Command has renewed its determination to scale uprategic enforcement measures towards suppressing smuggling, facilitating trade and increasing revenue generation.
The Customs Area Controller, Ogun Area Command, Mr. Michael Agbara stated this at Idiroko in a media briefing on the activities of the command for the month of May.
Mr Agbara explained that the command generated about ₦1.1billion revenue, exceeding its monthly target by close to ₦500,000 and recorded one hundred and three seizures within the period.
He pointed out that the seized items with payable duties valued at about ₦200,000,000 included seven thousand and thirty bags of imported polished rice, three hundred and seventy two kegs of vegetable oil, bags of sugar, sacks of used clothes, thirty eight vehicles and three motorcycles.
The Customs Area Controller promised that the Command would continue to sensitize the people to the economic and social implications of smuggling as well as the need to enforce compliance with strict adherence to relevant laws.