By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The Areas Controller of the Nigeria Custom Services Incharge of Kano and Jigawa Command Suleiman Umar Pai says the Personnel of the service would not relent in Crushing the Illegal Activities of Smugglers and other unpatriotic Citizens who engaged in the Business of Contraband items in Kano and Jigawa Axis.
Suleiman Umar Pai Stated this while briefing Journalist on the Scorecard of Nigeria Custom Service within the Year Under Review,Held in Kano.
He said the Command was able to intercept and made Seizures of Contraband items Worth over 776 Million Naira Duty Paid Value within the last twelve Months in Kano and Jigawa Command.
Suleiman Umar Pai explained that the Seizures made includes Foreign Rice 1040 Bags (50KG), Sphagetty 2,853 Cartons, Couscous 189 Cartons ,Powder Milk 153 Bags (25 KG), Creamy Milky 115 Cartons ,Second Hand Clothes 132 Bales ,Foreign Ever Soap 89 Cartons , Batteries 15 Cartons ,Macaroni 110 Cartons ,and Donkey Skins 339 Pieces .
” In the Area of revenue Collection ,the Countinous efforts of the Command in sensitizing the public to Clear the Goods through Inland Terminals have yielded positive Results , from January to Date the Sum of Over 25 billion Naira was Raised Against the Sum of Over 24 Billion Naira that was Collected in the Year 2020″
The Area Controller notes that during the Year Under Review the Command has made a total of 398 Seizures with Duty Paid Value of Over One Billion Naira.
” Some Suspects were Arrested in Connection with the Seizures ,some of whom were handed over to relevant agencies for Further investigation and Prosecution , Others Were Granted Administrative bail While the cases were still in Court”
Suleiman Umar Pai noted that in an Effort to boost the Morale of the Personnel of the Nigeria Custom Service the Comptroller General of the Service Colonel Hamid Ali (RTD) had delivered 5 units of Brand New Toyota Hilux Vehicles and 2 Units of Brand New Toyota Land Cruiser for an Effective Anti Smuggling activities.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency in providing enabling Enviroment for Law Abiding citizens who Engage in legitimate businesses,adding that their doors would always be opened to assist for the betterment of the Nation.