Oyo/Osun Customs Generate N47bn in 9 Months

The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has collected N47.4bn revenue between January and September.

According to a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Kayode Wey, on Tuesday, the out-going Customs Area Comptroller of the command, Babajide Jaiyeoba, said this recently during the handing-over ceremony at the command in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He also said the command made various seizures of prohibited goods with a duty-paid value of N308m in the last nine months.

Jaiyeoba added that the command under his leadership surpassed the revenue target of 2022.

“I want to appreciate officers and men of the command for their cooperation, display of professionalism, and resilience. I want to emphasise that these qualities enabled the command to achieve set objectives.

“Finally, I want to urge all the officers of the command to ensure they keep working as a team, perform their duties within the ambits of the laws guiding the service, and extend the same cooperation he received to his successor,” he said.

Meanwhile, the in-coming Comptroller, Ben Oramalugo, highlighted the core duties of customs officers as revenue generation, trade facilitation, and suppression of smuggling.

He stated that those were the mandates he would be upholding.

He urged all officers to extend to him the cooperation given to his predecessor to enable the command achieve set objectives and attain greater heights.