We Have Surpassed Monthly Revenue Target Of N34Million – Ogun Customs Boss

ABEOKUTA – The Nigerian Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command recorded another milestone achievements for the second quarter of 2024, generating an impressive revenue of Ninety-two Million, Three Hundred and Sixty-nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty-seven (N92,369,227) Naira.

The Customs Area Controller, Ogun 1 Area Command, Comptroller James Ojo who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday said the revenue represents about 52.46% increase compared to the Fifty-two million, Nine Hundred and Eighty-three Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty-two (N53,983,622) Naira recorded in corresponding period of 2023.

According to the Customs Boss, the Command has surpassed the monthly revenue target of N34,122,666.90 in June 2024.

Comptroller Ojo maintained that, the achievements was a testament to the diligence, commitment and professionalism of the command’s revenue target.

He emphasized that, the increased revenue was an indicative of the command’s unwavering commitment to the economic growth and development of the country.

The command equally intercepted 1,725 parcels of cannabis sativa, 940 rounds of live ammunition, 44,466 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 2,227 pieces of pneumatic foreign-used tyres and 64 bales of 222 sacks of used clothes.

Other intercepted goods include, 2,947 cartons of frozen poultry products, 7,015 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 21 units of vehicles, 3 units of motorcycles and 115 pairs of used shoes with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N770, 666,237.

Comptroller Ojo stressed that, the seizures represented the relentless fight against smuggling and determination to protect the local economy, ensure public health and safety and uphold the integrity of the borders.

“These interceptions also underscore the importance of continuous vigilance,
collaboration, and the need for a united front in the fight against smuggling and other economic crimes.

“As we reflect on these achievements, it is essential to recognize that our success would not have been possible without the support and cooperation of our traditional rulers and security agencies in Ogun State. Your unwavering support, valuable insights, and collaborative efforts have been instrumental in our operations. It is in this spirit of collaboration that I embarked on a courtesy visit to our revered traditional rulers and security agencies.

“The purpose of these visits was to foster synergy and collaboration in combating smuggling and enhancing economic growth and national security. By
working together, sharing intelligence, and leveraging our collective strengths, we
can create a more secure and prosperous environment for our people. The support of our traditional rulers is invaluable, as they are the custodians of our cultural heritage and play a critical role in maintaining peace and order in our communities.

“To our security agencies, your partnership and unwavering commitment to duty are commendable. Together, we have made significant strides in ensuring the safety and security of our borders. Our combined efforts are a powerful force against those who seek to undermine our economy and compromise our national security.”

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