The Kano/Jigawa Command of the Nigerian Customs Service,(NCS) says it has generated over N7.94 billion revenue surpassing its mid-year target for 2019.
The Comptroller of the Command, Nasir Ahmed in a press briefing in Kano said the revenue was realised between January and June, 2019.
Ahmed said;“We have a target of N14.6 billion for the year under review and what we have realised so far represents 54.32 per cent of our total target this a major feat that other states find it difficult to achieve,” he stated.
Fake Vegetable Oil
According to him, the command has impounded three containers of contraband imported vgetable cooking oil with estimated Duty Paid Value (DPV), of 44 million Naira at the APM Terminal along Zaria road in Kano State.
“Each container was loaded with over 1000 jerry cans of 25 litres of foreign vegetable cooking oil…These products are out rightly contraband. They are not supposed to be imported not to talk of being in the market. We would not relent in our efforts to identify and confiscate such products as well as prosecute defaulters,” he stated.
Ahmed said; ”the Nigeria Customs Service would continue to sustain its fight against all forms of smuggling activities with a view to comply with the directives of checkmating the illegal activities going on around borders and Sea ports.”
He reiterated that the service has the statutory duty of safeguarding the society from any harmful products banned from coming into the country hence, would not relent in arresting and prosecuting anyone caught supplying such products.
Ahmed appealed to the general public to further join hands with the Customs and other sister agencies to expose individuals or group of persons who are importing contraband products into the country.