Customs  FOU  Zone B Kaduna Makes N1.4Billion Revenue In 2 Months

Customs  FOU  Zone B Kaduna Makes N1.4Billion Revenue In 2 Months
Compt. M. I. Jalo, Controller, FOU Zone B Kaduna

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B Kaduna, has recorded a total of 179 seizures of contrabands with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1,044,772,159.80 between May and July 2023.

This was contained in a statement e-signed on Friday, 21 July 2023, by the Public Relations Officer, FOU Zone B, Superintendent of Customs , Isah Sulaiman.

The statement quoted the Controller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B Kaduna, Comptroller Musa Ibrahim Jalo saying that the items which were intercepted in different locations within the Zone were mainly intelligence driven, plus the due vigilance and diligence of officers and Men of the Unit.

Comptroller Jalo stated of particular note was the seizure of illicit substances like cannabis sativa jointly arrested with Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) in Kebbi,adding that vehicles, smuggled foreign parboiled rice and Second hand clothing, foreign soaps, vegetable oil and pastas, were  among others confiscated within the period.

He maintained that the officers and men who have remained focused are presently also in sync with the current work agenda and orientation of the new administration ably led by the Ag. Comptroller -General of Customs, Bashir Wale Adeniyi .

 “Recall that upon his resumption of duty here at the FOU Zone B on 27 January 2023, Comptroller Jalo said that he will work not only to build on the strategies he was inheriting from his predecessor, the amiable ACG Albashir Hamisu but to continue to dialogue and where necessary continue to strengthen the pillars of the unit’s operations.

Smuggled cartons of tomato pastes and cartons of spaghetti intercepted by operatives of FOU Zone B Kaduna recently

“Further recall that he tasked the Officers and Men of the Unit to redouble their efforts to sustain the traction. I am particularly happy to inform you that between the Month of May and July this year, the Unit under Comptroller Jalo recorded a total of One Hundred and Seventy Nine (179) seizures with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of  One Billion, Forty Four Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Naira, Eighty Kobo (N1,044,772,159.80K).

He added that”:We will continue to confront all acts of smugglings and to crush every obstacle on the way with all lawful force, therefore l advise Nigerians to take advantage of the renewed hope agenda of the new administration and the commitment of our CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, to raise the scale of trade facilitation through improved compliance and continuous partnership and engagement.

“In line with the standard operating procedure (SOP) guiding the operations of sister agencies, the  Unit has handed over seized items outside its primary purview to relevant agencies.

“We have enjoyed their unwavering corporation and support and solicit for more collaboration, including your good selves, our revered gentlemen of the forth estate of the realm, for showcasing our activities even as we look forward for more of your objective reportage.”

While highlighting the seizures recorded the FOU Zone B boss gave  the breakdown of the commodities intercepted  for the period under review, which include 21 Units of Used Vehicles, 11 Units  of Vehicles (Means of Conveyance), 2234 Bags of Foreign Parboiled Rice (50Kg each) and 48 Bags of Foreign Parboiled Rice (25Kg each).

Smuggled foreign bags of rice intercepted by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit FOU Zone B

Others are  226 Jerrycans of Foreign Refined Vegetable Oil (25litres each), 2780 Cartons of Foreign Spaghetti, Macaroni and Couscous, 278 Bales of Foreign Second Hand Clothing, 15 Sacks of Foreign Second Hand Shoes, 140 Cartons of Foreign Tin Tomato Paste and  Foreign Pomade ,  Foreign Milky Creamer ,  Foreign Green Tea,  Foreign MIlk , 149 Cartons of Foreign Fruit Juice Foreign Soap,  Foreign Matches, 140 Jerrycans of Automotive Gas Oil (25litres each),1000 Jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit (25litres each).

Other items include: Foreign Used Tyres, Foreign Eclairs Sweets,.Foreign Shisha (Tobacco), Foreign Expired Cigarette, Foreign Vitamin D3 Supplements, Foreign Charcoal Briskets, Foreign LPG Cylinders (100Kg each), Foreign Tiger Nut (100Kg each), Foreign Used Belts,81 Parcels of Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana)

Given the aforementioned seized items which are largely prohibited, the Comptroller stressed that“l like to use this medium to appeal to the perpetrators to desist and engage in legitimate trade because this Unit has no plans to negotiate our extant laws.“

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