Customs FOU Zone A rakes in N7bn for Nigerian Govt.

Comptroller Hussein Kehinde

Comptroller Hussein Kehinde Ejibunu and his team during the briefing at the unit conference room this afternoon in Ikeja Lagos

Esther Komolafe

The Federal Operation Unit of Nigeria customs Service zone A Ikeja Lagos has collected the total sum of seven billion, one hundred and sixteen million, nine hundred and thirty-two, and fifty Naira( 7,116,932,050) into the federation account for the period of January to June 2022.

Similarly, five hundred and seventy-seven million, eight hundred and fifty-three thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven Naira(#577,853,457.96) were collected as revenue from underpayment for the period under review, that is January to June 2022.

The acting Controller of the command Comptroller Hussein Kehinde Ejibinu revealed this information during a press briefing that was held in his office on Monday at Ikeja Lagos.

The acting Comptroller attributed the huge success recorded for the period under review to the commending doggedness of the officers and their meticulous documentary checks in ensuring that identified revenue leakages of the country are plugged.

Comptroller Ejibunu said that the seizures were made for contravention of different customs offenses with a total of 103 suspects arrested in connection with some of the seized goods.

According to him, the numerous seized items include:

45,928 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, equivalent to 77 trailer loads.
265,830 liters of Premium Motor Spirit
2,933 bales of used clothes
233 cartons of Tramadol (225mg each) and 83 packs of 225mg.
65 units of used vehicles
14,784 pieces of used tyres
119 units of used motorcycles
3,659.05 kg of Indian hemp.

In conclusion, he affirmed that the service shall continue to facilitate legitimate and compliance traders to grow our economy but will be deliberate to frustrate the unrepentant smugglers.

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