By Olayinka Ajayi
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has recorded its highest revenue collection of over N1trillion.
fielding questions from newsmen, NCS Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, said the revenue generated in 2017 by the Service is the historic figure ever.
His words: “This spectacular performance in revenue collection shows N241,685,276,289.74 over the N770,573,730,490 target for the year and well above the N898,673,857,431.07 collected in 2016, despite the economic recession experienced earlier in the year, with the low volume of imports and restriction placed on 41 items from accessing FOREX.”
The Customs spokesman further informed reporters about some strategic measures applied by the management of the Service before such feat was made.
According to him, the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, has restructured and repositioned the Service for efficient service delivery.
He listed some of such measures taken to include the redeployment of officers and restraining operatives of Customs Intelligence Unit among others.