Kano/Jigawa Customs generates over N8Bn in 2016


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.

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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.

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