Nigeria Customs Service stinks, should be investigated – Saraki

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Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki has come down hard on the Nigeria Customs Service saying activities of the revenue generating agency needs to be investigated.

The Senate President was reacting to a motion sponsored by Sen. Isaac Alfa and 12 co-sponsors on a motion ‘On the Urgent Need to examine the Operations of the Nigeria Customs Service Revenue Drive’.

Saraki in his reaction was quoted as saying “that place is stinking; just last week we heard the former Customs boss returned one billion naira. The NCS should be investigated”.

Other Senators who commented on the motion said it was time to look at the books of the NCS.

They agreed that the NCS should be investigated in order to identify leakages and irregularities leading to dwindling revenues.

See the senators’ reactions to the motion below;

4. The Motion on the Urgent Need to examine the Operations of the Nigeria Customs Service Revenue Drive by Sen. Isaac Alfa &12 Co-Sponsors.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

Senator Isaac Alfa notes with serious concern that the revenue projection and targets of the Nigeria Customs Service are not being met.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

Senate notes that the NCS is operating through a directive of the Finance Ministry that bars them from collecting excise revenue.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

Senate is also worried that Border Posts are not properly equipped with Cargo Handling and Security Scanning Capabilities.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

Senate also notes Cargo Handling procedures violating the CEMA Act Provisions leading to loss of massive revenue and pain on importers.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

DSP Ekweremadu commends the Senate on its continued focus on not just expenditure but also revenue. He says it’s time to look at NCS’ books.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

Senate resolves to mandate it’s #CustomsCttee to investigate the NCS to identify leakages and irregularities leading to dwindling revenues.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

SP @bukolasaraki says ‘that place is stinking; just last week we heard the former Customs Boss returned N1B. The NCS should be investigated”

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 15, 2016

 

 

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