Nigerian Customs generates N72m in six months in Borno


A Daily Trust report on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 has said that 'the Borno Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday said it generated over N72 million as revenue, in spite of the security challenges posed by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

According to the report, the amount was generated between January to June.

Angbalaga explained, according to the newspaper, that the figure was higher than the N25 million generated by the command in 2016 during the same period.

He disclosed that the command had also seized 110 bags of rice, 110 jerry cans of cooking oil and hundreds of used tires.

He said that the items were impounded by the command when some businessmen imported them into the country.

The controller said the command would hand over the used tires to the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

The comptroller was quoted as saying: “We recorded significant success in the past six months in spite of the security challenges.

'Initially, we had 13 border posts, regrettably only two are functioning now due to the Boko Haram insurgency'.

News source: Daily Trust