20th May, 2011
The Seme Border Command of Nigeria Customs Service generated N303.96 million revenue in April, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Alhaji Sadiq Sahaabi, the Area Comptroller, told NAN in Seme on Thursday that the figure fell short of the N639.66 million generated in March, 2011.
â€œSeme customs command generated a sum of N303,962,998.30 in the month of April,2011,â€ he said.
Sahaabi said that the revenue were from taxes, levies, fines and Value Added Tax(VAT) imposed on rice, poultry products, vehicles and textiles materials.
Mr. Ernest Olottah, Public Relations Officer of the command, said that the figure fell short of the revenue generated in March due to the closure of the border during the 2011 elections.
â€œThe revenue for the month of April witnessed a drop from N639,661,304.41 million made in March to N303,661,304.30 million due to the closure of the border for the elections,â€ Olottah said.