Customs Collects N76b In July


Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said in Abuja on Sunday that the service collected N76 billion revenue in July.

Dikko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the unprecedented collection was made possible with the “tremendous support” of President Goodluck Jonathan.

He noted that the service did not receive much attention in the past leading to low morale, poor performance by officers and low monthly revenue collection of some N30 billion.

“It’s within the first 100 days of GoodLuck Jonathan that we made the highest collection in the customs; N76 billion in a month and I believe this is a great achievement.

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“Honestly, if you remember customs were really underfunded, so during his time, we bought 500 vehicles at a time; we just approved the purchase of two sea farers that will accommodate 30 officers and he approved the purchase of a brand new aircraft.”

Dikko also told NAN that the Nigeria Customs Service had also gained international recognition in the recent past, adding that 10 world leading customs administrations had sought to partner with the Nigeria Customs Service.

He said that the service was about to inaugurate the best staff college in Africa, funded by the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

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