Newly appointed Controller, Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Micheal Agbara, has promised hard times for smugglers as he fully assumes duty at the command.
At a brief handing over ceremony held at the command on Wednesday at Idiroko, outgoing Controller of the command, Comptroller Sanni Madugu said the command generated N6.1 billion into the federal government coffers between January and December, 2017.
Madugu who was recently deployed to the Customs headquarters as Acting Assistant Controller General (ACG) in charge of Enforcement, said the command within the review period also recorded 810 various seizures valued at N1.5 billion.
He said the seized items include 442 vehicles, 104 motor cycles, 21, 789 bags of rice, 15, 825 cartons of frozen poultry products, 1,935 kegs of vegetable oil and canabis among others.
“From January to date this year, we have generated N1.4 billion and 110 seizures with a Duty Paid Value of N737 million. We have seized 118 vehicles both tokunbo and means of conveyance, 16 motorcyles and 5, 512 bags of foreign rice among others,” he said.
Madugu who described the new Controller as a vibrant officer, appealed to the media to extend the same support given to him to the new controller to enable him succeed.