Despite the economic meltdown, The Kano—Jigawa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated over N8, 700,501,117.78 as revenue in the year 2016.
According to the Comptroller in charge of the Command, Mr. Mathias Abutu, the command through its anti-smuggling unit intercepted over 180 seizures of various contrabands, with duty value put at N351, 640,183.00, making a cumulative of N9,052,140,299.78.
He commended the officers and men of the command for living up to their statutory responsibilities in revenue collection, trade facilitation and suppression of smuggling towards sustaining international best practices in revenue collection drive.
Abutu said the motivation by the CGC, through the necessary logistics paved way for the successful implementation of government policies within his area of jurisdiction.
Abutu however, assured all legitimate traders within his areas of coverage not to exercise any fear, as their legitimate trade will be facilitated in 2017 in order to have positive returns in their investment.
He urged all traders to be more compliant in their declarations, as the command has devised other operation strategies towards thwarting any antics of economic sabotage.
The seized goods included, 1,944 jerry cans of 25 litres of vegetable oil, 6,958 bags of foreign parboiled rice , 1,619 bales of second hand clothing, among other items, he stated.