In 6 Months, Customs Recovers N3.14bn From Lagos Importers
Authority in charge of the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Strike Force Team A, yesterday said it recovered over N3.14 billion from dubious importers in Lagos in the last six months.
It disclosed that it was able to realize the said sum through issuance of Demand Notice (DN) following the discovery that dubious importers were involved in short payment of duties payable to the government.
The Coordinator of the CGC Strike Force Team A, Mohammed Sani Yusuf, made this disclosure at a press conference held yesterday in Lagos.
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Yusuf notes that N3.14bn accrued to the federal government would have been lost, but for the vigilance and uncompromising disposition of officers in the team in the discharge of their duties.
According to him, N1.808bn was made in the same period in 2021 and that it shows an increase of N1.332bn representing about 73 per cent of the revenue increase.
“I want to use this opportunity to reiterate that our efforts for the second half of the year are already invigorated and we shall ensure that smugglers and enemies of our economy have no hiding place within our area of responsibility.”
He reminded the importers, agents, haulage operators among others to always comply with the import and export prohibition list and guidelines.