Nigeria: Ogun Customs Generate N1.4b In Three Months
Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Command says it has generated the sum of One billion, Four Hundred Million Naira, (N1.4bn) between January and April 18th, 2018.
He explained that seizures with duty paid value of N731,009,781 was made by the Command during the period, while items seized include 118 vehicles(tokunbo and means of conveyance), 16 motorcycles, 5,512 bags of foreign rice(50kg each), 78 bales/sacks of secondhand clothing/shoes/bags, 907 kegs of vegetable oil.
Madugu listed other seized items during the period under review as nine drums and 32 kegs (25 litre each) of diesel, five drums of kerosene, 406 kegs of petrol, 63 compressed book packs, 93 compressed coconut packs and quarter sack of Canabis sativa (popularly known as Indian Hemp).
“Today I’m handing over to a competent, vibrant and dedicated officer, who was also my coursemate. So you will no longer hear Madugu, what you will be hearing is Agbara”, he said, adding that a lot of “spectacular” seizures were made during his time in Ogun State, listing some of them as the seizure of a brand new 2018 model vehicle and the seizure of 20 vehicles in one place among others.
Madugu stated that his new posting is Controller of Enforcement at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja, and urged the officers and men of the State Command to redouble their efforts, as he will be watching all of them as Controller of Enforcement.
In his response, the new Comptroller, Agbara, commended Madugu, and promised to sustain the level of successes recorded by his predecessor, while he will work on areas of failure of the Command.
“I don’t have much to say, but to commend my predecessor. I will work hard to sustain the level of successes recorded and work where there is failure I’ll work on it”, he said.
Agbara Michael was the acting Controller of Enforcement at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja, before he was posted to Ogun State