Seme Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), generated N701million in the month of August. The Anti- Smuggling unit of the Command in addition made 48 seizures with a duty paid value of N32.9 million for the month under review.
The money brought in August was N202m in excess of the amount generated in July 2017. Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Aliyu, A. said the Command is deploying strategies to boost revenue generation despite the daunting challenges in the country.
He said taking a brief look at the Command’s revenue profile from January to date, it can be deduced that the unstable revenue figure for each month was dependent on the volume of importation through the corridor which could be attributed to some of limiting factors.
He noted that the fluctuating revenue which is now gradually increasing with each passing month, was occasioned by the downturn on economic activities and other technical forms of revenue leakages that are now been professionally addressed, adding that the command is committed and focused in implementing the core functions of the service without distraction.