Customs exceeds monthly revenue target, generates ₦343bn in August
The NCS generated ₦307 billion in July and ₦343 billion in August.
Adeniyi, who spoke while presenting the scorecard for his 100 days in office on Thursday in Abuja, said that the NCS generated ₦307 billion in July and ₦343 billion in August.
“One of our early achievements has been a remarkable boost in monthly revenue collection.
“We have witnessed a substantial increase, with an average monthly collection of 202 billion in the first half of the year that concluded in June, surging to an impressive 343 billion in August.
“This outstanding growth amounts to a remarkable 70.13 per cent increase in revenue collection.
“I am delighted to announce that we have consistently exceeded the monthly target collection, marking a remarkable departure from previous performances,” he said.
He said that the ongoing revenue recovery review activities hadl contributed an additional eight billion Naira during the period.
“This underlines our commitment to revenue generation. Subject to unforeseen circumstances, our aim is to sustain and even expand this momentum until the end of the year.
“This commitment is driven by our resolve to minimise the deviation from the target, especially in light of the substantial shortfalls recorded during the first half of the year,” Adeniyi said.
He said that the NCS had recorded appreciable results in its ongoing battle against smuggling
“We have successfully intercepted various contraband items, including arms, ammunition, illicit drugs, substandard pharmaceuticals and other prohibited goods that pose grave risks to our citizens.
“These seizures accompanied by the apprehension of 62 suspects undergoing legal procedures, underscore our commitment to tackling smuggling and safeguarding our communities.
“Notably, a significant surge in impactful seizures, especially involving arms, ammunition, and drugs, has occurred in the past two months, reinforcing our resolve to combat these illegal activities,” he said.
He said that NCS had forged stronger alliances and fostered an environment of trust and cooperation among stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as international partners.
The acting CG said that NCS was at the verge of introducing multiple cutting-edge solutions to support the enforcement strategies, starting with the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to put vehicle smugglers out of business for good.
“As we reflect on the achievements of the first 100 days in office and the journey we have embarked upon, it is essential to look ahead with a clear vision for the future.
“The next phase builds upon the foundation we have laid, and it is characterised by unwavering dedication to our policy thrust of consolidation, collaboration, and innovative solutions.
“Looking forward, we envision a service that is not only the most efficient and service-driven government organ but also a pivotal driver of national economic growth and border security.
“There are also challenges we face but we are working hard to overcome it and get a better result,” he said.
According to him, the NCS plays a pivotal role in facilitating international trade and economic growth and equally serves as a bridge connecting the nation to the global marketplace.
He expressed commitment to aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s agenda on economic growth and development.
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