The Nigeria Customs Services NCS, Oyo/Osun Area Command has said it generated over N4billion in the first quarter of 2016.
According to the Area Controller of the Command, Temitope Ogunkua, the figure put at N4,611,914,510.32, followed the Command’s renewed efforts at delivering on its set target.
He said the command will also re-strategise and re-engineer the anti-smuggling operation modalities to match the ever evolving challenges posed by smugglers, recalled that a total of six hundred and seventeen (617) vehicles paid duty to the tune of ninety eight million, four hundred and thirteen thousand, thirty two naira (N98,413,032.00).
He said: “On the other hand, the Oyo/Osun Command generated a total of Four billion, six hundred and eleven million, nine hundred and fourteen thousand, five hundred and ten naira thirty two kobo (N 4,611,914,510.32) in the first quarter of the year 2016.”
Ogunkua also listed the seizures in the first quarter of the year to include 206 packages of Cannabis Sativa; 3,103 50kg bags of rice with duty paid value of N24, 793,945.00, a total of 43 fairly used assorted vehicles were arrested with a duty paid value of N52,985,217.00, 66 cartons of frozen imported poultry products with a duty paid value of N548,262.00 were also intercepted within this period under review”.