Customs generates N598m at Seme in May

The Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it generated N598.1million as revenue for the month of May.

The spokesman for the command, Afis Ajao, said the revenue generated was N114million lower than the N712million generated in April.

“In the month of May, the revenue the command generated was lower than the previous month because trading activities were low.

“As the year goes on, our revenue generation will get higher and we will definitely be able to surpass our monthly target of N1.1billion,” he said.

Ajao said that the command generated N9.6 billion in 2014, adding that the figure was N3.4billion less than the N13billion targeted for the year.

He assured that the command would surpass the N13billion target set for the command in 2015.

He said the command made 39 seizures in the month of May with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N4million.

Ajao said the seized items, included bags of rice, frozen poultry products, vegetable oil, vehicles, amongst others.

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