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Comptroller Abdulkadir has disclosed the sum of over N80 as duties under his tenure as Oyo/Osun Area Command Comptroller.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Nigeria Customs Area Comptroller, Comptroller Adamu Abdulkadir, for Oyo/Osun Area Command has disclosed that the command under his dispensation has collected a total sum of Eighty Billion, Three Hundred and Seventy Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty Four Naira and fifty Nine Kobo. (N80,378,935,034.59) in duties.

****Comptroller Abdulkadir briefing journalists on the achievement made so far at the Command Headquarters….

Abdulkadir briefing journalists at the Command Headquarters Agodi Ibadan on Tuesday in what he described as final press conference as the Command’s Comptroller also maintained that the command under his leadership has made a seizures with Duty Paid Value of Nine Hundred and Thirty One Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixteen Naira (N931,935,816.00).

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While analysing the achievements recorded so far during his tenure explained that the command generated the sum of Seventeen Billion, One hundred and sixty one million, two hundred and five thousand, five hundred and Nineteen Naira and Thirty four Kobo between  November 2021 to January 2022 in revenue to the federal government. Stressing that the revenue generated in the period under review signified 0.16 percent increase when compared to revenue generated in November 2020 to January 2021 that recorded lower revenue.

He said, “The highest duty paid collection in a single month in the history of the command was collected in June 2021 at the sum of Ten Billion, Six Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Six Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand, Six Hundred and Nine Naira and Forty one Kobo (N10,658,695,609.41).

He asserted that “From November 2021 to January, the command collected duty of N17,161,205,519.34  representing 0.16 percent increase when compared to November 2020 to January 2021, bringing the total duty collected during my dispensation as the Customs Area Controller of Oyo/Osun between November 2020 and January 2022 to N80,378,985,034.59 in revenue to the federal government.

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The Comptroller noted that the Comptroller general of Nigeria Custom has mandated the enforcement of government policies in the fight against smuggling of prohibited and restricted items which Oyo /Osun has committed to enforcing the same.

He further appealed for the support of Oyo state governor Engineer Seyi makinde to help in reach out to the state legislatures and chairmen of the local government Areas in the state to help sensitize the Youth, Religious leaders, Traditional leaders, Community leaders, state and non state actors on the need for cordial relationship and cooperation with the personnel of the customs service.

He further advised Nigerians to desist in patronizing the seller of used, prohibited and restricted items inorder to curb the menace of insecurity, improving the health conditions and saving the local industries.

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Abdulkadir however showcased 21,393 bags of rice and other contraband seized by the command during his dispensation.

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