The outgoing Area controller of Seme Border Customs Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi has disclosed on Monday 18th September that the Command under his watch exceeded the revenue target for the 2023 with over N122 million in less than 9months into the year.
Comptroller Nnadi who had officially taken over as the area controller of Tincan island port command made this known while handling the mantle of leadership of Seme Border Command to Comptroller Timi Bomodi who is succeeding him.
According to Nnadi “As at Friday the 15th of September, 2023 the Command has collected N2,088,578,048.03 only. By this, the implication is that we have surpass our N1,966,000,000 allotted target for the year 2023 by N122,578,048.03 only, which represent 6.23% increase. In the corresponding period under review for year 2022, the revenue was N885,543,098.11 only,”
In its anti-smuggling operations, Nnadi hinted that there were headline seizures such as; fake six million US dollars equivalent to N2.7billion; 9500 units of 50kg bags of rice equivalent to sixteen (16) trailer loads of foreign parboiled rice with Duty Paid Value of N312,242,064.93k; 15,094 x 30 liters Jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit equivalent to 455,850 liters or 15 petroleum tankers with a Duty Paid Value of N738,276,461k; 15,389 units of General Merchandise Goods.
Hard Drugs and Narcotics seizures included; 594 parcels of Cannabis Sativa; 4,900 Tablets 225mg of Tramadol Tamol-X; 3,600 Tablets 225mg Tramadol Royal 225; 157 Tablets of Heineken Ecstacy; and 864 Packs of Cigarette.
While soliciting for same support accorded him for his successor, he appreciated.the CGC and his management team, officers of the command,, host community, stakeholders and other government agencies for the robust collaborations which led to the notable accomplishments at the border command
In his speech after taking over as the new Area Controller of Seme Border Command, Comptroller Timi Bomodi expressed gratitude to the out going controller for his achievement in exceeding the revenue target for the year and recording of the notable seizures.
He hinted that facilitation of legitimate trade will be the goal of the Command under his leadership which will naturally enhance revenue generation and curb smuggling.
Bomodi states that he would run an all-inclusive administration and be open to views and contributions from all stakeholders, adding that border community dwellers are critical stakeholders from the obas, chiefs and ordinary citizens and will ensure that the needs of everyone be met
He hinted further that both countries have committed to attaining seamless operations by aligning fiscal policies and are contemplating creating windows for respective Customs operatives to extend their activities to each other’s ports and borders.
Comptroller Bomodi however applaud the outgoing Controller, Dera Nnadi for the Command’s revenue feat, while promising to improve on it he encouraged him to continue his great results as he takes over at Tincan Island Port Command.