By Sandra Chukwunyere
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N1.003 trillion revenue in the last six months of 2021.
Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
Attah said the amount was realised from January to June 2021, adding that this was far more than the N713.5 billion generated within the same period in 2020.
According to him, there is a positive difference of N290.2 billion.
“Hitting the Trillion-Naira mark within six months is unprecedented in the Service. This feat is as a result of the resolute pursuit of what is right and willingness to adapt to changes brought about by global health challenges occasioned by covid-19.
“The Service revenue profile continues to be on the increase due to ongoing reforms that exploit the potentials of technology.
“This is possible through robust automation of the processes and procedures. Deploys Officers strictly based on the Standard Operating Procedure.
Afterwards,appropriate sanctions as contained in the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap C45 LFN 2004, as amended, will be applied.