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Customs command generates N1.9bn in 9 months

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Niger Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service has said it generated N1.9 billion from January to September.

The Area Controller of the command, Benjamin Binga, disclosed this to newsmen in Minna on Tuesday.

He said the command also seized 3,278 bags of rice and 55 vehicles with Duty Paid Value of N52.6 million and 51.6 million respectively during the period.

According to him, the command, made up of Niger, Kogi and Kwara states, will meet its 2017 revenue target of N2.8 billion by the end of the year.

The controller stressed that customs personnel would continue to mount surveillance and adopt measures to make smuggling impossible in the area.

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“The command has deployed competent officers to manage all identified illegal routes used by smugglers to bring in unwholesome goods into the country,” Mr Binga said.

He solicited for the support of community leaders in the three states to assist customs field officers with vital information on the movement of smugglers.

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