Customs in Sokoto,Kebbi, Zamfara collects over N968.5million
.Achieves 95.70% revenue generation
By Udeme Clement
The Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has made impressive performance in revenue collection for the Federal Government, with over N968.5million (N968.598,853.02, approximately N968.6million) realised from January to June 2019.
The Customs Area Comptroller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Gimba Umar, disclosed this.
He explained that the amount collected within this period under review represents 95.70 percent of the six months revenue target given to the command, which was N1. 6 billion.
Comptroller Gimba pointed out, “The 2019 half year revenue performance of the Command also shows an increase of N10.1million (N 10,176,672.35, approximately N10.2million), when compared to 2018 performance of N N958.4million (N958,422,180.92). This represents 1.1 percent improvement from the amount collected the same period in 2018”.
The CAC went on, “In Anti-Smuggling, the Command recorded 73 seizures from January to June 2019. This revealed a decrease of 63 incidences of seizures within the period”.
He informed, “A decrease in incidences of seizures shows that the Command is recording higher level of compliance, as citizens now are realising the need to engage in legitimate trade, rather than smuggling.
“The Duty Paid Value, DPV, for the seizures stands at N 78,471,988.66 for the six months under review”.
The Figures on revenue collection and anti-smuggling activities of the Command with comparative analysis on the previous year shown on the table below:
Details of anti-smuggling activities by the Command below:
|MONTHS||NUMBER OF SEIZURES FOR 2018||DPV ON 2018 SEIZURES||NUMBER OF SEIZURES FOR 2019||DPV ON 2019 SEIZURES|
Financial Business learnt that Comptroller Gimba has mastered the act of chasing smugglers even in the bush. He has been seen on many occasions during anti-smuggling operations in the forest chasing economic saboteurs. The terrain where he works does not in any way hinder his performance.