This year belongs to the Nigerian customs service.

Despite the recession, its revenues are tripling.

On Saturday, the Assistant Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Zone B, Kaduna, Aminu Dahiru, said that the zone had generated 17 billion naira in revenue from January to August.

Dahiru told newsmen in Minna that the figure represents 73.4% of the revenue target for the zone this year.

“Our zonal revenue target is 24 billion naira and so far, we have achieved 73.4% of the revenue figure.

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“This is made possible because of the commitment of the personnel to duty and concrete measures to ensure diligence in collecting revenue due to government.

“We are confident of meeting the 24-billion-naira revenue target by the end of the year,” the zonal coordinator said.

He said that all Area Comptrollers in the zone have been directed to monitor their areas and ensure importers pay mandatory duties.

“We have put in place sensitive security measures in all identified illegal routes used by smugglers, and we will continue to strengthen existing cordial relationship with border communities, to enhance our duties,’’ Dahiru added.

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