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 Customs targets over N1billion as revenue in Kebbi 

Officers inspecting some seized items. Photo: Abdullahi Tukur

The Kebbi State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has recorded a tremendous success in revenue generation for the month of March with a generation of the N144.862million.  

The Area Comptroller, Dr. Ben Oramalugo, said this represents 164% of the monthly target despite elections that took place in the month under review which undoubtedly affected the volume of import of goods into the country.  

He said the Command’s annual target is N1.058billion for 2023. 

“We are now exploring ways on how to address a major challenge identified by our stakeholders of multiple taxation from our neighbouring countries before their goods arrive at Kamba, the only border currently open under this Command”, he said. 

Dr. Oramalugo, revealed that the command has met with trading communities in a deliberate and conscious effort to forge a common ground.

He enjoined them to adhere strictly to extant guidelines on import and export of goods.  

On other activities of the command, the Comptroller said 16,375 liters of PMS, 210 cartons of foreign spaghetti, 34 bales of second-hand clothes, 109 cartons of confectionaries, among others with a Duty Paid Value of N23.141 million were seized during the period under review. 

Abdullahi Tukur; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu