The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Onne Port, Rivers State has generated the sum of N188.6 billion from January to December 2021.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the command’s spokesman, Ifeoma Ojekwu, said the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Auwal Mohammed, described the revenue generation as the highest in the history of the command.
The statement quoted the Comptroller Mohammed as saying that the command’s revenue generation in 2021 surpassed the 2020 collection by N69.6 billion.
According to the statement, a total of N118. 96 billion was generated as revenue by the command in 2020.
On enforcement and anti-smuggling activities, the CAC revealed that 34 seizures were made in 2021 with a total duty paid value of N11. 98 billion for such seizures.
He said: “Prominent among the seizures is 1,387 cartons of tramadol falsely declared to evade detection.
Other seizures include rice, engine parts, vegetable oil and other concealed items with intent by defiant agents and importers to evade accurate duty payments.
According to the statement, the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) value of the total export is N764,462,724 within the period.
Mohammed commended officers and men of the command for their relentless commitment to ensuring facilitation of legitimate trade and preventing smuggling of any form.
He urged them to intensify efforts in carrying out all NCS functions in the command in 2022.