The Nigerian Customs Service has promised to provide the required assistance to operators of lawful enterprises operating across the country’s land borders in order to improve trade facilitation and implement the fiscal policies of the government.
In addition to making this announcement to journalists at Idi Iroko, Customs Area Controller for Ogun Area One Command, Mr. Bamidele Makinde, also pledged to continuously engage the public and raise awareness of the risks associated with smuggling and other types of cross-border crimes.
Regarding the command’s ability to generate income, Mr. Makinde claimed that during the third quarter of this year, import tariffs and auction sales of petroleum items brought in more than 38 million naira.
In addition to additional seizures that were made during the time period under consideration, he claimed that roughly 35 trailer loads of illegally imported rice and contraband, such as used tires and apparel, were also intercepted.
The Customs Area Controller emphasized that the Command’s cooperation with the public and other relevant bodies had been producing the desired results in the suppression of smuggling and other illegal activities. He also stressed the importance of high-quality intelligence gathering and processing.