Customs generated over N95.7bn in August – spokesman

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Saturday in Abuja said it generated over N95.7 billion in August.


The NCS Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in an interview with Newsmen that the revenue had been remitted to the Federal Government coffers.

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Adeniyi expressed satisfaction that the NCS generated the amount in spite of the current foreign exchange challenge and low imports.

“Last month, August, 2016, the service recorded the highest revenue in 10 years despite the forex difficulty, low imports and general economic downturn.

“This points to the efficacy of the comptroller-general’s policy thrust.

“The strong stance of the comptroller-general on issues of discipline, integrity and strict adherence to customs codes and clearance procedures is yielding positive results,’’ he said.

He said that the Comptroller-General, Col. Hammed Ali (rtd), who assumed office in August, 2015, brought a three-point presidential mandate – reform, restructure and revenue rise.

Adeniyi said that the comptroller-general based the policy thrust on honesty, integrity and transparency, for actualization.

He noted that increased revenue generation required cooperation of all stakeholders and customs formations across the country.

He said that the service had embarked on stakeholders’ visit to urge them to comply with the new ways of doing business with the service.



  1. Yet the government continues to tell us that there is no money. Nigerians watch out for the most corrupt government that Nigeria has ever witnessed. The government is selling petrol at 145 naira/liter. The government is selling foreign exchange at more than 200 Naira/dollar. Where is the FG keeping all these monies?

  2. Only in August , one agency got close to 100billion Naira , add this amount to receipts in oil,50 Naira per transaction at the banks, passport offices, FRSC fines and renewals, FIRS, etc plus all the billions in dollars loot so far recovered. Then, how come we are in recession ? Definitely, we have worse economics managers at the helms of PMB led FG government .

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