- Report has revealed that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N311.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019
- This feat is coming on the heels of the N887 billion that the federal governemnt set for NCS in 2019
- Colonel Hameed Ali, the head of service said that the service would beat the target it was given by the government
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated revenue of N311.2 billion for the first quarter of 2019.
A document released by the office of the public relations officer of the service, Joseph Attah to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja showed that the revenue was generated between January and March.
The federal government had set a revenue target of N887 billion for NCS in 2019.
However, the comptroller-general of customs, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd) had promised that the figure would be surpassed as the management had earlier set a higher target for the organisation.
It showed that the revenue was gotten from the 29 various commands of the service across the country.
According to the document, Apapa Customs’ command has the highest revenue generated followed by Tincan.
The revenue was generated from import duty, levy, exercise duty and other fees.
NAN also reports that customs generated revenue of about N1.2 trillion in 2018.
The document indicated that NCS got revenue of about N116.5 billion in January, N84.9 billion in February, while N109.8 billion was generated in March.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that NCS on Tuesday, April 16, officially announced plans to recruit 3,200 officers into the service.
The acting deputy comptroller- general of Customs in charge of human resources department, Umar Sanusi, made this known at a news conference in Abuja.
Sanusi explained that 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the support staff for superintendent cadre category, and 2,400 would fill that of Customs inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the general duty categories.
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