From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS), facilitated the formal export of locally manufactured goods worth over N2 billion in the month of October in Kebbi state.
Customs Area Controller, Mr. Joseph Attah who confirmed this during the monthly press briefing at the Command’s headquarters, Birnin Kebbi, also disclosed that 284 parcels of cannabis sativa, known as Indian hemp, were intercepted by his officers.
Giving the breakdwon of the Command’s achievements in the month of October, Attah said: “In the period under review, we generated the sum of N162,173,507 million as revenue from import duty. This was unprecedented since the reopening of Kamba Border.
“The Command equally facilitated the formal export of locally manufactured goods worth over two billion naira in the period under review.
“This was achieved through strict enforcement of extant rules. We shall continue to ensure that those who choose to import or export goods through Kamba do so with the highest level of compliance to lay down regulations.”
Speaking on smuggling activities and seizure, Attah explained that the command directed its operatives to intensify vigilance across vast bushes and all the waterways within Kebbi State.
“To this end, the effort yielded 26 seizures of assorted items which included, but not limited to the following:-284 parcels (laptop size) of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp), four used vehicles, which are: two used Honda civic cars one used man diesel truck and one tipper truck.
“We also seized 139 bales of second hand clothes, 345 bags of foreign parboiled rice(50kg each), 2,250 litres of PMS and 38 cartons of whitening (bleaching), cream, 80 pieces of solar batteries, among others.