Customs :Low Cargo, More Revenue

By Stephen Ubanna Until December 26, 2017, there was no sign that the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, could be able to generate a trillion naira for the government for the year. This is because of the low volume of cargo traffic into the nations seaports , airports and the land border stations. More worrisome was the ban of 41 frequently imported high yielding revenue items from accessing the Forex market  by the Godwin Emefiele led Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.  The items, which include rice, private airplanes and jets, steel…

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Customs: Abandoned Patrol Boats Turned Drain Pipe

By Stephen Ubanna The last may not have been heard about the multi- million naira  water ways anti-smuggling security patrol boats , procured by    former President Goodluck Jonathan Administration for the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in 2015. The procurement of the patrol boats was at he instance of the then Management of NCS  led  by  Abdullahi Dikko, now retired, to boost its marine anti-smuggling operations which was  at its lowest ebb because of lack of functional patrol boats and other operational equipment to confront the water ways smugglers who use…

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