Olusakin Babalola,, Ibadan.
Within a period of nine months the Nigeria Customs Service, Oyo/Osun Area Command has seized a total of 1,400 bags of fertilizer and generated N39,990,033,122 .
The customs area Comptroller, Mrs. Uche Ngozi said her command has generated N39,990,033,122 as at the end of September 2020, out of the N62, 848,,518,366 allotted to the Area Command for 2020 fiscal year when compared with revenue collected between January and September 2019.
She said, that the command has also increased in it’s revenue collection by 33.3 per cent despite the ongoing pandemic.
Mrs. Ngozi assured that “The command ouldl strive to achieve the balance of the target before the end of the 2020 fiscal year.
The Area Comptroller, Mrs. Ngozi who made the disclosure at the Command Headquarters in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital while briefing Journalists on the achievements recorded by the command from July till October 10.2020 also noted that the Command made other seizures such as 265 kegs of 25 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 2,270 bags (50kg) of imported rice.
Others are 20 kegs of 25 litres of vegetable oil, 60 bales of second hand clothing and 314 units of used tyres.
Ngozi said that the means of conveyance of the seized goods included 5 units of used Maxda car,one Volkswagen car,,one DAF truck, three Micra , 12 motorcycles and one Suzuki bus.
Mrs Ngozi confirmed the total Dulty Paid Value (DPV) of the seizures goods for the month of July till October 10 stood at N152,861,269 million while 25 person were arrested and granted administrative bail.
She warned economic saboteurs to keep off the command or face serious sanction.
Ngozi commended the officers and men of NCS for their dedication to duty and their patriotism adding they would continue to be motivated