The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali (Rtd) on Monday said the organisation has generated about four trillion naira revenue for the country in the last four years.
Ali disclosed this at a news conference to mark 2019 International Customs Day (ICD) in Abuja.
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) dedicates every 26th of January for the celebration and drawing attention of the global community to a particular aspect of customs’ functions.
The day is also set aside for Customs administrations to highlight its activities, challenges, achievements and potential for national consciousness as well as greater support.
Ali said that the service realised N904 billion in 2015, N898.8 billion in 2016, N1.037 trillion in 2017 and N1.2 trillion in 2018.
He said that the ongoing reform by NCS and growing attitudinal change among stakeholders and officers and men was the reason for continuous rising in revenue generation.
According to him, in the last three and half years, the service has carried out reform programmes that turned the agency into a high volume revenue source and stricter enforcer of anti-smuggling laws.
“Our experiences within these years have shown that with increased level of compliance from our stakeholders and integrity on the part of all operatives, the nation can earn more revenue needed to build the Nigeria of our dream,” he said.