January 6th, 2017
SOKOTO/KEBBI/ZAMFARA COMMAND SURPASSES 2016 REVENUE TARGET: NETS OVER N2 BILLION
Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Command has collected N2,094,428,602.00 billion naira representing 122.13 percent of the 2016Annual Revenue Target. This represents a surplus of N 379,484,162 million naira above the annual target given by the Service Headquarters. The Command collected N1,291,328,712.22 billion naira in 2015. The performance of 2016 represents an increase of 803,099,889.78million naira or 62.19 percent over what was collected in 2015.
The Command also made 161 seizures of various smuggled items including 6000 bags of foreign rice, 5200 Jerri cans of vegetable oil,1150 bales of secondhand cloths, mosquito repellant and used vehicles with total Duty Paid Value of about 200 million naira. 20 suspects arrested in connection with the seizures were granted bail while investigation is on going with a view to prosecuting them.
The CAC further wish to use this medium to reiterate the ban on the importation of foreign rice and vehicles through land borders and call on legitimate importers to comply with the Federal Government Fiscal Policies and explore other legitimate alternatives and windows available for importation of the restricted items.
Musa, Adamu Yusuf
Public Relations Officer
For: Customs Area Controller