Nigeria Customs service(NCS) has recorded highest ever monthly revenue collection of over N140bn in the month of August 2018.
This was made known in a statement issued by Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah on tuesday.
The statement also informed that the Service has effected seizures of 156,090 bags of smuggled rice, 15,632 sets of military wears, 489,000 ammunitions and other items with the highest monthly revenue collection of over N140 billion.
According to the statement, Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) remarked that the historic feat was achieved as a result of dogged pursuit of the reform programmes.p
“The programmes include “Strategic deployment of manpower, Upgrade on the electronic systems from Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System (NICIS I) to NICIS II which has blocked leakages, Strict enforcement of extant guidelines by the Tariff and Trade department
Others are “Robust stakeholder engagements resulting in higher compliance Increased disposition of Officers and Men to change the way of doing things for the better.
The statement further explained that Ali’s implementation of three pronged Presidential mandate of Restructure, Reform and Raise revenue in NCS has continued to strengthen the Service as a crucial contributor to National economy and Security.
“These positive harvests in the areas of anti-smuggling and Revenue generation is a clear testimony of what can be achieved under a selflessly focused leadership.
“NCS therefore calls on Nigerians to support the Service by providing credible information that will help nip smuggling at the bud and generate needed revenue for national development” Attah stated.