The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has generated N1.131 billion revenue between January 1 to May 31, 2019.
The Area Controller of the command, Michael Agbara, disclosed this on Tuesday at the Idiroko border office of the command.
Agbara added that the Command also seized 7,000 bags of rice; 372 kegs of vegetable oil (25 liters each); three units of motorcycles; five sacks of 1,835 pairs of new and 264 pairs of used footwear; three bags of sugar (50kg each); one sack of secondhand clothing; 411 kegs of petrol of 25 litres; and 38 vehicles, which included smuggled tokunbo cars and others used as means of conveyance of smuggled goods.
Agbara said: “The seizure of over 7,000 bags of rice for the month of May 2019 is the highest monthly seizures of rice made by the Command during the 2019 fiscal year.
“The aforementioned was achieved due to strategic enforcement measures put in place in line with the Federal Government Policy on Agricultural Development in the area of boosting local rice production.
“The Command will continue to dialogue, engage, sensitise and educate the public on social/economic implication of smuggling and on the other hand the statutory functions of enforcing compliance with strict adherence to rules of engagement will not be relinquished.”