NCS Generates Highest Revenue In 2017…Rakes In N1trn
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated the highest revenue in the last 11 months as it rakes in over N1 trillion as against N770 billion target set for 2017.
The Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah, announced this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, the revenue realised this year is a historic figure ever made in the NCS.
“NCS has recorded the highest revenue collection ever of N1,012,259,006,779.74 with five more working days to the end of 2017.
“This spectacular performance in revenue collection shows N241,685,276,289.74 over the N770,573,730,490 target for the year and well above the N898,673,857,431.07 collected in 2016.
“(This is) Despite the economic recession experienced earlier in the year, with low volume of imports and restriction placed on 41 items from accessing Forex.
“The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali, undertook some strategic measures in terms of restructuring and repositioning the service for efficient service delivery which resulted in this historic revenue figure from the service this year,” Attah said.