Border Closure: Nigerian Customs saves N1.4bn, arrest over 460 smugglers, migrants

Border Closure: Nigerian Customs saves N1.4bn, arrest over 460 smugglers, migrants

- The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) said that it has saved N1.4 billion since the border was closed

- The NCS also said that it has arrested 317 suspected smugglers and 146 illegal migrants

- The service said that the closure has been of immense help in generating the revenue for it

Following the partial closure of borders in Nigeria, not less than N1.4 billion have been saved, according to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).

This was revealed by NCS' boss, Colonel Hameed Ali, who said that the NCS has also arrested 317 suspected smugglers and 146 illegal migrants, Channels TV reports.

Also, he said that due to the border closure, Nigerians' consumption of petroleum products decreased by 10.2 million litres.

Recall that Legit.ng reported that Ali had said that the border closure was helping the service in achieving bid to generate revenue.

He said that the decision of the federal government was instrumental to its daily generation of N5 billion to N6 billion.

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Ali said that most cargoes were berthing in Nigeria not in Benin Republic as was obtainable in previous times.

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