Nigerian Customs Seme Command Generates N1.24bn Revenue in November
N1.24 billion as revenue was what the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated in November, 2016.
The Command said it also made 99 Seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N82.8 million in November, adding that the revenue that came in passed the monthly target with N59.13 million.
A, Mulima, the Customs Area Controller said the result was due to the dedication of his management team, the cooperation and compliance level of the stakeholders and the partnership of host communities.
Being steadfast and consistent to the principle of fairness, transparency and diplomacy inspite of the forces of distraction is helping to stabilise the Command’s revenue drive.
He said that the Command will keep on facilitating and providing a conducive and a level playing ground for all genuine traders that use the Seme international land border as a passage the West African sub region.
The revenue increase of the last quarter has justified the Command’s open door policy and dedication to excellence in revenue generation with regards to anti-smuggling operations.
The customs arm has resolved to remain determined to realize the vision/mission of the Service and the policy thrust of the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) without compromise.
He also linked the success to the firm stand taken by the Valuation Unit in creating values and the decision of the Republic of Benin to abide by the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the 4th of August, 2016.
He warned on the unprofessional use of weapons among operational officers, he stressed that arms should be used only when it is inevitable. He warned that border environment and communities won’t witness many cross border vices and crises during the yuletide season while he is in charge.
He encouraged officers of the Command to keep a high level of discipline, professionalism and patriotism in carrying out their responsibilities while observing their 7Cs operational guidelines. He asked all patrol leaders to see that Seme Command remains closed to smugglers.