Oyo/Osun Customs Rakes In Over N71 Billion in 2023

Oyo/Osun Customs Rakes In Over N71 Billion in 2023

Oyo/Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has recorded cumulative sum of N71,292,530,398.17 (Seventy-One Billion, Two Hundred and Ninety-Two Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety-Eight Naira, Seventeen Kobo) for the fiscal year of 2023.

Dr. Ben Oramalugo, Customs Area Controller of the Command disclosed this at a press briefing held at the Command’s headquarters on Friday, 19, January 2024 stating the Command collected the sum of 5,030,694,597.05 (Five Billion, and Thirty Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Four Thousand, Five hundred and Ninety-Seven Naira Five Kobo) and 7,173,852,130.48 (Seven Billion, One Hundred and Seventy-Three Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty Naira, Forty-Eight Kobo) into Federal Government coffers in the months of November and December 2023 respectively and when added the sum of 59,087,983,670.64 (Fifty-Nine Billion, and Eighty-Seven Million, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy Naira, Sixty-Four Kobo) already collected for the period of January to October 2023, the cumulative sum of 71,292,530,398.17 (Seventy-One Billion, Two Hundred and Ninety-Two Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety-Eight Naira, Seventeen Kobo) was collected for the fiscal year of 2023.

Comptroller Oramalugo attributed the significant contribution of the Command to Nation’s economic development to fair and efficient revenue collection, continuous implementation of measures to further simplify customs processes and the resolve of Command Officers and Men to work tirelessly while religiously enforcing provisions of our new extant laws (NCS ACT 2023) which is aimed at facilitating legitimate trade and ensuring that customs duties and taxes were collected efficiently.

On anti smuggling activities in 2023 and 2024, the Controller noted that the Command has intensified efforts to curb illicit trade, safeguard national security and protect local industries from unfair competition.

According to him, “With the use of Coordinated Border Management, Intelligence-driven Risk Management and continuous Patrol/Enforcement Operations, we conducted numerous successful patrol operations that led to the interception and seizure of many contraband goods.  

“During the period of 11th November to 31 December 2023 the Command intercepted and seized the following contraband goods.”

He explained that the cumulative sum of 454,235,559.00 is the DPV of contraband goods intercepted and seized for the year of 2023. To him, goods already seized between January to October 2023, has a DPV of 358,267,019.00 and when added with that seized from November to December 2023 (95, 968540.00), the cumulative Duty Paid Value for the fiscal year is 454,235,559.00.

A breakdown of the seizures for the year 2023 and so far in 2024 include: 88 (Eighty-Eight) Sacks and 349 (Three Hundred and Forty-Nine) Wraps of Cannabis Sativa with a DPV of 47,854,800.00 (Forty-Seven Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Four Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira);  100,900 (One Hundred Thousand, Nine Hundred ) Litres equivalent to (4,036 Kegs) of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) with a DPV of 18,220,400.00 (Eighteen Million, Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Four Hundred Naira Only);  9,595 (Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety-Five) (50kg) bags of Foreign Parboiled Rice with a DPV of 181,915,800.00 (One Hundred and Eighty-One Million, Nine Hundred and Fifteen Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira) and 35 (Thirty-Five) Units of used vehicles with a DPV of 134,196,800.00 (One Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, One Hundred and Ninety-Six Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira).

Others are –177 (One Hundred and Seventy-Seven) Bales and 13 (Thirteen) Sacks of Second hand clothing with a DPV of ₦53,640,000.00 (Fifty-Three Million, Six Hundred and Forty, Thousand Naira)3,702 (Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Two) Pieces of Used Tyres with a DPV of 11,227,200.00 (Eleven Million, Two Hundred and Twenty-Seven Thousand, Two Hundred Naira)100 Pieces of uncut Timber with a DPV of  7,700,000.00 (Seven Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira).

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