Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated the sum of ₦2,240,880,308,195.77 (₦2.240 Trillion) for the year 2021.
The amount generated in 2021 is over the target of ₦1,678,715,016,014.00 (₦1.679 Trillion) set for the year.
It is over the sum of ₦1,562,115,419,216.32 (₦1.562 Trillion) generated in 2020, representing 43.45% increase.
5,098 assorted items with a Duty Paid Value of ₦13.798 billion being smuggled were confiscated in 2021.
The amount generated is over the sum of ₦1,562,115,419,216.32 (₦1.562 Trillion) generated in 2020, representing 43.45% increase, as well as over the target of ₦1,678,715,016,014.00 (₦1.679 Trillion) set for the year.
In a statement signed by the National PRO, Comptroller Joseph Attah, the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (RTD) described this feat as a result of the zeal to pursue what is right and adapt to changes even with the challenges brought about by Covid-19 pandemic.
The National PRO added that :
“With ongoing reforms such as the strategic deployment of officers using standard operating procedures, enforcement of extant guidelines by tariff and trade department, automation of Customs processes and stakeholder sensitization resulting in compliance amongst others, this has ensured the upward rise of revenue generation”.
In the area of anti-smuggling, 5,098 assorted items were confiscated, with a Duty Paid Value of ₦13.798 billion along with 160 suspects.
Other landmark achievements in 2021 that are capable of boosting national security and economy include the installation of 3 new scanners in Apapa, Tin-Can Island and Onne Ports.
The NCS also introduced mobile tracker application, E-Customs final stages of agreement and the acquisition of rugged Toyota Land Cruiser gun trucks for anti-smuggling activities among others.
The Comptroller General of Customs charged his Officers and Men to do more for the New Year and assured the Service’s determination to remains steadfast as they are committed to the protection of the nation’s security and the economy.