Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service generates N1.12 billion in November, seizes 67 vehicles

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By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday disclosed that it generated N1, 129, 119, 923 in November as monthly revenue out of a N727, 775, 499 target.
The Area Controller, Michael Agbara who disclosed this at the press briefing at the State Operational Command Headquarters, Idi-Iroko, said the command recorded N401, 344, 423 excess.
According to Agbara, the command also confiscated 67 unit of vehicles, 6,015 bags of foreign rice, 119 kegs of vegetable oil, 30 cartoons of frozen poultry products, 171 pairs of used shoes and second hand clothing worth N395, 118, 058.
He added that the command seized 44, 615 bags of rice between January and November this year against 21,789 bags confiscated in 2017.
Agbara described the feat recorded as “a blow to the smugglers”, while maintaining that his men would resist intimidation in the discharge of their duties.
“In a quest to sustain the tempo of aiding the Federal Government Policy on Agricultural Development in the area of boosting local rice production, the Command have redoubled its effort by committing a seizure of 44, 615 bags of rice (50kg each) as at ending November, 2018 which is almost multiple of 21, 789 bags of rice seized from January to December, 2017.
“The anti-smuggling success story is a blow to smugglers and also a sound warning to those who have dubious intention to exploit the avenue of yuletide period for smuggling,” he said.

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