Zone `C’ customs compliance team rakes in N30.7m IGR
January 15, 2018
Azarema, a Comptroller of Customs, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday.
The official said that the revenue was generated through demand notice on some vehicles impounded by the team in the zone.
NAN reports that the zone comprises 11 states grouped into five axes.
The axes include Benin, headed by a Superintendent of Customs (SC), Mr Kaila Shuiabu; Calabar/Akwa-Ibom headed by SC Abbey Eli; Eleme/Port Harcourt led by Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) Mohammed Abass; Asaba, headed by CSC Adeagbo Nasirudeen, and 9th Mile/Ewu/Ibilo headed by Deputy Superintendent of Customs Sule Haruna.
Azarema said that within the period, the team impounded 64 vehicles out of which 34 were 2005 and 2010 models while the remaining 30 were 2011 and 2016 models.
The national coordinator told NAN the demand notice was raised on 33 of the 64 vehicles, while 21 vehicles were detained and 10 seized.
Azarema said that the team seized and destroyed 11,030 cartons of imported frozen poultry products within the period in line with its mandate.
He added that the team seized 6, 265 bags of foreign parboiled rice in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive.
Azarema gave the breakdown of the seized rice as 5,059 bags of 50kg, 135 bags of re-bagged 100kg; 43 bags of 25kg and 1,028 bags of re-bagged 20kg.
He also told NAN that the team seized 2,342 cartons of fake and uncertified drugs and impounded 192 bales of used clothes and 948 pieces of used tyres.
He reiterated the team’s commitment to ensuring that importers would comply with the rules of importation.
He said that in spite tricks by importers and smugglers, the team succeeded due to commitment.
The national coordinator praised the Zone C Coordinator, Assistant Comptroller of Customs Oseni Musa for dedication to work.
He said that Musa, the heads of the five axes and their men were vigilant.
NAN reports that the zone comprises Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa-Ibom, Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Abia and Ebonyi states.