Anti-Smuggling: How Ogun Customs makes N29bn in six months with zero casualty

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Anti-Smuggling: How Ogun Customs makes N29bn in six months with zero casualty
Comptroller Makinde fielding questions from Journalists

The Ogun I Command of Nigeria Customs Service under the leadership of Comptroller Bamidele Makinde has outlined five factors responsible for the Command’s remarkable N29bn revenue generated with zero casualty.

Presenting the report to Journalists, Compt Makinde stressed that the casualty-free revenue generation was due majorly to his gallant officers being properly taken care of through an improved motivation by the Customs Management.

Comptroller Makinde taking Journalists on your of intercepted goods

The Customs boss who surpassed 2021 Duty Paid Value with 400% increase which stands at N3.4bn against the N834m further stated that operational vehicles allocated to the Command in addition to the provision of accommodation in various stations within the Command were parts of the catalysts.

According to the Comptroller, the “Command was able to make these achievements due to the following steps:

Continuous stakeholders’ engagement and management.

“Deploymentof intelligence in all the operations across the state.

“Structural reorganization of the Command.

“Improved discipline and total dedication to duty by officers of the Command”.

Comptroller Makinde henceforth assured the people of Ogun State of zero casualty in the fight against smuggling.

“The Command will continue to dialogue, engage, sensitize, and educate the public on social/economic implications of smuggling as well as performing it’s statutory function of enforcing compliance in line with government fiscal policies.

We shall strengthen the Customs-Community Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within our capacity”.

The Controller thanked the CGC Col Hamed Ali (rtd), his management team and gallant officers and men of the Command.