Customs Area Command Raked In 2.4 Billion Revenue In 6 Months
Nigerian Customs is making so much money.
Its Niger Area Command collected about 2.4 billion Naira as internally generated revenue from January to June.
Mr Benjamin Binga, the Area Comptroller, disclosed this to newsmen in Minna on Monday.
The command supervises the Niger, Kogi and Kwara offices of the service
He said already, proactive security measures to check the activities of smugglers had been put in place.
He also said that steps had been taken to meet the revenue target of the area command which was 2.8 billion Naira for the year.
According to him, well trained armed security personnel had been deployed to identified smugglers’ routes to ensure their arrest and prosecution.
“Our area of supervision is prohibited to any kind of smuggling business because well-trained personnel had been stationed to prevent the illegal business,” he said.
He solicited the support of communities in the border areas to volunteer information that would assist the officers in discharging their duties effectively