The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has generated N6.2 billion for the second quarter of the year.
This amount represents 9.14 percent of the revenue increment compared to preceding year 2022.
The comptroller of Customs in charge of Kwara Command, Kehinde Ilesanmi disclosed this today in Ilorin, the state capital while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command in the second quarter of 2023.
According to him he added that the command under his watch between January and June this year has collected and remitted the sum of N9 billion 813 million , 483, thousand to the federation account.
Ilesanmi stated that the results of the command’s anti-smuggling activities coupled with its renewed drive in utilization of cutting edge strategies had led to 56 seizures of different items with Duty Paid Value (DPV) N48 million , 822 thousand, 400 naira
He listed tems seized during the period under review to include
9 units of used vehicles of different types, 813 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 24,950 litres of petroleum product in 998 Jerry cans and 14 kegs of vegetable oil of 25 litres.
” The seizures were accomplished as a result of the renewed determination of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi to rid the country of all forms of illegal importation.
“These positive harvests in the areas of anti-smuggling and revenue generation are a clear testimony of what can be achieved under a brand new leadership of the Service.
” I want to call on Nigerians, the media in particular to support the Command by providing credible information that will help nip smuggling in the bud,” Ilesanmi added.