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Customs raises N224.7m revenue in Bauchi zone 

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NIGERIA Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘D’, with headquarters in Bauchi yesterday said it generated N224.7m and seized contraband and smuggled goods worth N197.4m from November 2019 to March 2020.

Mr Adesanmi Omiye, the Comptroller Federal Operations Unit D FOU’D’ Bauchi, made the disclosure at a press briefing in Bauchi, explaining  that the Zone generated a revenue return of N224,739,430.

He said the revenue generated surpassed  the target of N224,000,000 for the year.

Omiye said the seized contraband were worth N197,416,380.

He listed the seized items  as 12 vehicles, 799 bags of foreign rice, eight motorcycles,  218 jerry cans of 25kg each, and 628 cartons of foreign soap, among others.

He said the seizure of the smuggled goods was based on intelligence received from the Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa Taraba axis.

Comptroller Omiye warned smugglers to desist from their nefarious activities or face the music.

“We will continue to unleash our strategies in order to achieve a smuggle-free society,” he said

He noted that eradicating smuggling will boost the economy and enable the federal government provide the needed social amenities.

The FOU Zone D Bauchi comprises Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa States.

 

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