If you still have any doubts that Nigeria Customs Service, NCS is the federal government’s cash cow, you need to think again.

For the month of May alone, the agency generated over 100 billion naira. To put this into perspective, the Federal Inland Revenue Service went bullish on tax for 8 months, spent so much money on advocacy campaigns, got over 5 million people to pay their tax, and realized just 30 billion naira.

Customs did 100.1 billion naira in one month.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, confirmed this at the graduation of Senior Division Course One participants held in Abuja.

Forty senior officers of the NCS graduated from the Nigeria Customs Commands and Staff College.

The event was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar; Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and other top officials of the government.

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The Customs CG said the feat recorded in the area of revenue generation was as a result of the reforms embarked upon by the management of the NCS under his leadership.

He stated that with the blockage of leakages in revenue, the service was ready to generate more revenue for the Federal Government.

Ali said, “Last month, May 2018, was the month we realised our highest collection in terms of monthly revenue.  As it stands today, we collected a total of 100.1 billion naira.

“We do hope that this feat will continue and we are hoping that the inflow of imports will continue and the blockage of the leakages will continue at the rate we have. Then we will see  an increase in revenue.”

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