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Kwara customs generate, remit over N10b revenue to FG in 5 months

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kwara state Command has said that it has generated well over N10 billion revenue to the coffer of the Federal Government between January and May 2024.

The Customs Area Controller of the Command, Mr Faith Mathew Ojeifo who disclosed this in Ilorin on Thursday while addressing the press on the activities of the command in the state said that the feat is over 40% compared to that of 2023.

According to him, ”I want to inform you that from January-May, 2024 we collected and remitted a total sum of Ten Billion, Twenty-Seven Million, Five Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Six Hundred and Ninety-Four Naira, Sixty Three Kobo (N10, 027, 580,694.63).

“A comparative review of the preceding year 2023 indicates that the command surpassed what was collected same period last year 2023 with Two Billion, Eight Hundred and Eighty Five Million, Seven Hundred Seventy Nine Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty Four Naira, Three Kobo (N2,885,779,644.03) which represents 40.41% increment“.

On how he performed the feat, he said, “Within the period under review, I rejig my operation teams which had led to Twenty-One (21) seizures of different prohibited.

“The affected items seized included 507 bags of foreign rice, one Unit of used vehicles, 1,055 pieces of used tyres and 164 Jeri cans of PMS of 25 litres each (4,100 litres) with the total Duty Paid Value of N35, 416,140,000”.

In the three-legged event, the Controller announced the provision of empowerment equipment to the wives and widows of the men and officers of the command and the donation of relief materials to the Kwara State Government.

Ojeifo also used the event to empower the wives and widows of the men and officers of the command with the provision of sewing machines, deep freezers, baking, and cosmetics.

He said that about 67 people have benefitted from this gesture to make life more bearable for them given the absence of their husbands.

Ojeifo maintained that, “The empowerment aims to keep you busy, self-dependent and productive while you are far away from home which will no doubt reduce the burden of always waiting on your husbands.

“This empowerment program is designed to inspire and equip our wives with skills and confidence to reach their full potential, as I believe that empowering women is essential for creating a more equitable and prosperous society”.

Ojeifo also donated relief materials to the state government to take care of those victims of various challenges in the state.

He said, “The items we are donating today are cartons of Indomie noodles, spaghetti, sugar, toilet paper, Semolina, Cartons of tin and sachets milk all aimed at providing relief, comfort, support, and hope to those who have been affected by specific crisis or challenges”.

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