By Sandra Chukwunyere
|The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has urged the general public to debunk false allegation carried out by one Abubakar .A. Aliyu accusing the Nigerian Customs Service, Seme Area Command of collecting money in order to allow passage of fairly used vehicles into the country despite the border drill.|
According to the Command, preliminary investigation found out that there is no iota of truth on what was alleged.
Therefore, the report is not only baseless, but unfounded. However, the Command is calling on the public, especially the social media users to do proper investigations before throwing such serious allegations to media in order not to dampen the morale of officers that are working hard in the discharge of their duty.
Accordingly, since the inception of the border drill excercise on 23rd August, 2019 to date, the Commands recorded tremendious achievement in its anti-smuggling operations. The Command within the period of the excercise intercepted 55 fairly used smuggled vehicles with DPV values worths millions of naira, other successes recorded will not be communicated until the likes of the writer fabricates, another tall story.
We equally advised not only the likes of Abubakar A Aliyu, but the public with tangible evidence that can assist the Command to tackle some recalcitrant ones should please come forward for the benefit of all.
Customs also informed the public to be aware that, the management of the Nigeria Customs Service, has introduced some parlliative measures to help those whose vehicles are impounded and detained, or those that have vehicles without duty, and are willing to pay duty should approach the nearest federal operations unit to the pay their duty.
NSC advises that anyone who’s vehicle is under The Nigerian Customs custody for one reason or another should approach the nearest Federal Operation Unit and do the needful to claim their vehicles.
Customs said that they would continue to work according to the Federal Government objectives, generate revenue to grow the country’s economy and provide professional and quality service that will enhance development to the country.