The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, today disclosed that it generated N438.6 million revenue in May.
The disclosure was made by the command’s spokesman, Mr. Saidu Abdullahi.
He also confirmed that during the month in review, the command also made 130 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N95.5 million.
Abdullahi clarified: “In the month of May, the command generated the sum of N438, 680 964 as revenue for the Federal Government.
“The command has deployed all strategies and used the professional dexterity of its officers to boost revenue generation at the border despite its challenges.
“The anti-smuggling drive of the command is well fortified against smugglers and we have blocked all loopholes to ensure that we get higher revenue generation”, he stressed.
While urging officers of the command to maintain the standard set, the spokesman also charged members of the public to eschew all acts of economic sabotage capable of undermining efforts targeted at boost local manufacturing capacity, particularly smuggling.
He harped on the importance of genuine or legitimate trade with the attendant economic benefits to the nation’s economy.