Seme Command of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has collected the sum of Five Hundred and Forty-Six Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty-Seven Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-Four Naira, Sixty-Four Kobo (N546, 837,124.64) as revenue in January 2018 representing about 81 percent of the revenue target actualized.
The command made a total of 64 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Eighteen million, Three Hundred and Thirty-five Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety-Five Naira (N18, 335, 495.00) for the period under review.
The Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu while commenting on the revenue collected, disclosed that the command had started on a good note adding that the service was ready to explore all avenues in order to ensure that the target for the year was not only met but exceeded.
Mohammed restated that the anti-smuggling drive of the command was well fortified against smugglers even as he noted that the clamp-down on smugglers of PMS products through the creeks was a demonstration of the command’s readiness to combat smuggling of any kind through the border to the barest minimum.
Addressing officers and men, the Controller indicated his readiness to reward excellent performance among officers as motivational incentives to ensure strict compliance to the extant laws and the service operational golden rules while discharging their responsibilities.
He further warned officers and men of the command not to compromise the standard set by the service but should be committed to the implementation of government’s fiscal policies especially now that their services were most needed.
Meanwhile, during the retraining exercise conducted by the Nigeria Army 243 Recce Battalion Badagry Lagos, Controller Mohammed Aliyu has called for a more professional approach in the handling and usage of arms among officers and men of the command.
He re-stated that the exercise would equip officers with all the necessary knowledge and skills to help them deal with challenges that they may face in the course of discharging their duties.