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Oyo/Osun Customs generates over N15 billion from auction fees, others in 3 months 

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Segun Oladipupo

Oyo/Osun command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated a whooping sum of over fifteen billion, eight hundred and ninety million naira between February and April, 2021.

The Area Controller, Comptroller A.R. Abdulkadir stated this on Thursday during a press conference in Ibadan.

The revenue , according to the customs boss, was the cumulative of import duty from bonded terminals, excise duty from factories under the excise net, auction fees and all other ancillary charges into both federation and non-federation accounts.

In a statement made available to our correspondent, the success of the  revenue performance was adduced to a proficient team set up by the command codenamed the “Excise Task Force” to manage the Excise Factories extensively and widen the dragnet to infuse factories that have qualified to be enlisted under the Customs and Excise Control.

“From 1st February 2021 to 30th April 2021, the Command generated ₦15,890,489,479.26 (Fifteen Billion, Eight Hundred and Ninety Million, Four Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-Nine Naira, Twenty-Six Kobo).

Speaking further, the Controller stated the success made in anti smuggling operations at the command within the time under review.

According to him, items worth Duty Paid Value (DPV) of One hundred and thirty four million, four hundred and seventy  seven thousand  and three hundred and sixteen naira (134,477,316.00) were intercepted during the period by officers and men of the command.

The items include; Foreign Parboiled Rice 3,311 (50kg) bags worth N88,309,324.00, Premium Motor Spirit 487 (25 ltr) kegs with DPV of 2,906,775.00, Imported Dry Fish, 221 cartons 20,427,291.00
9 sackswith DPV of 10,971.00, Cannabis Sativa, 9 sacks with DPV of 1,440,180.00

Others are: Used Shoes,.6 bales worth 288,294.00, Vegetable Oil
138 (10 ltr) gallons, 1,903,710.00
572 (2.5 ltr) gallons, 2,367,222.00, Second-hand Clothings, 21 bales worth 4,945,020.00, Used DAF Truck, 1 unit worth 11,878,529.00

“Our officers and men at the Oyo/Osun Area Command have shown professionalism, zeal and experience in the gallant discharge of their duties.

“They are key to the success showcased today. They weather the storm vigilantly to ensure that the mandate of the CGC is upheld. I also want to appreciate the collaboration of the Customs Intelligence Unit, Border Drill, Strike Force, Federal Operations Unit and other sister agencies in carrying out the anti-smuggling activities. I thank you all.

“We cannot end this address without acknowledging the cooperation of the traditional rulers, community leaders, stakeholders and the good people of Oyo and Osun states in identifying and providing enabling environment for the officers to function properly,” the release added.

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