The Seme Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N461.2 million in revenues in January, 2012.
Sadiq Sahabi, the Area Comptroller, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Monday that the amount was generated from duties, levies, taxes and Value Added Tax (VAT).
Mr. Sahabi said that the command recorded seven seizures during the month whose Duty Paid Value (DPV) was N3.5 million.
He said that some of the items seized included textiles, assorted wine, vehicles, poultry products and leather wears.
Ernest Olottah, the Public Relations Officer of the command, attributed the low revenue for the month to the strike on removal of fuel subsidy and the usual dull business activities in January.
“The fuels subsidy strike in January, which took place for over a week, affected business activities and above all January is always very dull of activities,” he said.
NAN reports that the command surpassed its revenue target of N6 billion in 2011 by N200 million.
The command has been given a revenue target of N9.6 billion for 2012.
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