Customs Generates N239bn in Q1 2017

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The Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) generated a total sum of N239.4billion in the first three months of this year, figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Finance have revealed.

The figure is contained in a document showing activities in the Ministry of Finance in the last two years.

According to the document, Customs revenue performance for the first quarter of this year exceeded its target of N193.2billion.

It said: “This performance was achieved through a reform programme aimed at restructuring the agency, re-orientation of its officers, removing defects and adopting simplified procedures in its activities.

“The Customs collected N904.07billion in 2015 against a target of N944.4billion, the total collection in 2016 was N898.67billion against the target amount of N973.3billion.

“Between January and March 2017, the Customs was able to generate N239.4billion, thereby exceeding the target of N193.22billion set for the period.”

The Service also said it had complied with a presidential directive to deliver all seized perishable goods to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the insurgency in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Benin camps.

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