Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, in Oyo and Osun States has declared revenue of N50.9 billion between January to October 2021.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller AR Abdulkadir said the revenue figure indicates a 14.4 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2020 when it recorded N43.6 billion.
Abdulkadir said the Command also made seizures with a cumulative Duty Paid Value (DVP) of N617 million during the period under review.
He said the 10 new fully kitted Toyota Hilux vehicles provided for the command by the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali would boost the morale of officers.
He gave the breakdown of the recent seizures as: 5,046 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice; 22 bales of second hand clothing; one unit of 2017 Model Honda Accord car; one unit of 2020 Model Toyota Prado Jeep; 500 kegs of 25 litres each containing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), which shall be auctioned due to its inflammable nature and proceeds remitted accordingly.
Abdulkadir assured that officers of the command would not relent in their effort to combat the menace of smuggling, adding that it would further sharpen its intelligence and widen its dragnet to ensure that all nooks and crannies of Oyo and Osun States are well covered.
The CAC advised the indigenes of its operational states to desist from being a stumbling block towards Customs performing its lawful function, as there are sanctions for those who indulge in such activities.