Customs Seme Command generates N712m in April

The Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday said it generated N712.2 million as revenue in the month of April.

The spokesman for the command, Mr Ernest Olottah told NAN in Seme that the revenue generated was N 61 million lower than the N 773million generated in March.

“In the month of April, we generated lower because there was a slight drop in trading activities but as the year progresses, the revenue will get higher,” he said.

Olottah said that the command generated N9.6 billion in 2014, which was N3.4billion less than the N13billion target for the year.

He assured that the command would still surpass the N13 billion target set for the command this year.

Olottah said the command made 91 seizures in the month of April, with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N26.8 million.

“There has been tremendous improvement in the seizures made. The seized items include bags of rice, frozen poultry products, vegetable oil, vehicles, amongst others,” he said.

The spokesman urged Nigerians to desist from smuggling due to its adverse effect on the economy. “Smuggling is not good for the economy so we must work together to save our economy and embrace legitimate trade.

“Illegal trade erodes the national wealth so we must learn not to partake in such,” he said.

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