Customs Generate 70% Revenue From Lagos, Says Comptroller-General

Customs Generate 70% Revenue From Lagos, Says Comptroller-General

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi, has disclosed that 70 per cent of the service’s revenue comes from Lagos State.

According to him, the Lagos State Government are planning new collaboration to enhance the economic growth and prosperity of the entire country.

He said this on Thursday in Lagos during the CGC 2023 Conference with the theme ‘Leveraging Data Analytics for Secure and Efficient Trade Facilitation in Customs operations.’

According to Adeniyi, Lagos houses 40 per cent of the Customs commands in the country.

“Lagos houses 40 per cent of our commands, contributing over 70 per cent of our monthly revenue. It is not just a location on the map; it is a cornerstone for Nigeria Customs Service, symbolising the integral role in the economic narrative of our great nation.

“And as we navigate through the agenda of today, we will hope that the synergy of Lagos and Customs inspire us to enhance operations and contribute significantly to the economic prosperity of Nigeria,” Adeniyi said.

The CGC said the service had adapted to the ever-evolving landscape of global trade, beyond its traditional role of safeguarding borders.

“Customs has evolved into a vital catalyst for economic growth and development in this era, characterised by relentless change. Customs has emerged as a paragon of resilience and adaptability, eagerly embracing technology and global best practices to remain at the forefront of its mission and standing at a crossroads of innovation, and tradition,” he added.

Earlier, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had stated that the state would continue to ensure that “it has all the capability and capacity to be resilient, resourceful, and be the beacon that holds the nation together.”

“We are indeed excited with what Lagos and NCS have built. We want to make this place a bigger home for you. We want to make it a nicer environment for you,” he asserted.

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