Customs rakes in N846m in Niger


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger Area Command on Tuesday said it has collected about N846 million as revenue for the first half of this year.

Comptroller of the command, Benjamin Binga, made this known in an interview with reporters in Minna, Niger State.

Binga said that the command was putting measures in place to step up security at the border posts, to curtail illegal trades and prevent contraband from coming into the country.

He explained that the command would also carry out 100 per cent physical examination to prevent offensive goods from being smuggled into the country through the borders in the area.

The customs boss disclosed that already, the command had issued an effective operational order to its field officers at the border posts on how to tackle the menace of smuggling.