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Customs generates N747b in 10 months

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The Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS) has generated
N747 billion as revenue in the last 10 months its
Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali (retd).

The NCS chief who spoke yesterday at the Illela
border post in Sokoto while addressing officers
and men of the service in continuation of his tour
of formnations under the Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara
Command, said the target given to the service by
the Federal Government was N 944 billion,
promising to meet it “or surpass it.”

He said : “Unless we can generate N100 billion
monthly, we cannot meet the target. If all the
leakages are blocked, and everybody do the right
thing, the service can generate over N1.2 trillion
during the year .’’

The former Military Administrator further stressed
the need for all officers and men to uphold
discipline, integrity, honesty and transparency
while underscoring the need to shore up the
revenue base of the service, to enable the
government to meet the needs of Nigerians.

The Customs chief also directed officers and men
of the service at the land borders to do more to
stop the importation of small arms.

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