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Kaduna Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed how it generated N8.4 billion between January and November in 2021.
The Command said the money generated in 2021 was an improvement of N8.1 billion generated in 2020.
It said the main source of the revenue generated is from excise duty generated from factories.
The command’s Area Comptroller, Sanusi Abubakar disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna on the activities of the command during the period under review.
Abubakar explained that containers are brought to Kaduna on transfer via the inland dry port from Lagos or Port Harcourt from regulaly, while the duties are paid after the containers are examined in Kaduna.
He said, “Our revenue comes from few factories within the state where they receive excise duty and also the dry port.”
He however urged Nigerians to utilize the dry port to ease the movement of their goods.
As regard the Command fight against smugglers, he said his men are on standby to act immediately its received any credible intelligence reports.
Abubakar recalled that one of his men was almost lost while intercepting a vehicle with a Federal Government number plate in Dan Magaji, Zaria.
“We almost lost one of our officer from the attack by smugglers,” he said.
He further warned smugglers to stay away from the state.
He however promised that the command is ready to work together with stakeholders in 2022.
He added that the officers should remain patriotic in the course of discharging their duties, noting that its major challenge in the past year is unpatricism on the side of its men.
“Most of the problems faced in the previous year were as a result of lack of patriotism.”