Oyo/ Osun Customs Seizes Goods Worth N59.087 Billion In 10 Months

Oyo/ Osun Customs Seizes Goods Worth N59.087 Billion In 10 Months
CAC of Oyo/ Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) , Comptroller Ben Oramalugo ( 5th left ) with seizures made by the Command in the first 10 months of 2023 , during his maiden media briefing in Ibadan.

The Oyo/ Osun Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) intercepted  various types of goods worth  ₦59,087,983,670.64k in Duty Paid Value(DPV)  , between January and October 2023.

The Customs Area Controller(CAC) of the Command ,Compt (Dr.) Ben Oramalugo who stated this, at his  maiden media briefing in Ibadan , Oyo State, over the weekend , said  the Command was  however  able to seize  goods worth  ₦11,679,732,583.91k ,in DPV    between September, when he assumed duties, and  October 2023, , through his rigorous enforcement measures and strategic initiatives .

Oramalugo with a seized vehicle by the Command.

The Controller disclosed that the  feat was  made possible by the Command’s resolve to continue to prioritize trade facilitation, religiously enforce provisions of the Customs  extant laws aimed at facilitating legitimate trade,.

According to him, implementation of various measures to simplify Customs processes, reducing bureaucracy within the system with the aim of promoting legitimate trade and foster a conducive business environment for Excise traders operating within the Command’s Area of Responsibility was also responsible for the feat.

The Controller said the seizures were likewise facilitated , through timely sharing of credible intelligence and effective collaboration/synergy between all Units of Nigeria Customs Service resident between Oyo and Osun States. (Federal Operations Unit, Border Drill).

A breakdown of the  seizures, the   type of goods, volume and duty paid  value during the period, showed ,rice,            1,248 (50kg) Bags ,N27,456,000.00;        P.M.S, 425 (25 Litres) Kegs N2,125,000.00 and Used Clothing’s and Used Bags,         24 Bales of used Clothing’s ;,N4,320,000.00 ,1, Used Bag ,N180,000.00.

Others are  Used Tyres,    492 pieces,    N2,952,000.00, Cannabis sativa,  64 sacks and 150 Wraps ,(Weighing 777.5kg)           N14,138,460.00 and one    Arms  –  Dane  Gun,N9,000.00.

He said the series of interceptions recorded by the Command during the period , were facilitated  with the  use of intelligence and continuous patrol/enforcement operations by the operatives.

Comptroller Oramalugo handing over the Cannabis seizure made by the Command to the NDLEA representative in Ibadan.

Comptroller Oramalugo  showed appreciation for the  collaborative efforts of  sister agencies such as Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Police Force, Department of State Security, NDLEA, and Oyo State Operation Burst .

The Controller also acknowledged the  cooperation of various Traditional rulers and Community leaders who have continued to enlighten their respective Communities on the ills of smuggling.

In the spirit of inter agency cooperation, the Controller  handed over  the seized compressed Cannabis Sativa by the Command from various axis within its  Area of Responsibility to the NDLEA .

He  warned  individuals with nefarious intentions aimed at sabotaging Nigeria’s  economic development to steer would be deployed not only to frustrate them, but ensure such economic saboteurs are brought to justice.clear of the Command’s coverage area, saying  all available resources in accordance with all Extant laws as enshrined in the new Nigeria Customs Service Act of 2023,

The Controller warned  well-meaning Nigerians to provide useful information which can be used to apprehend economic saboteurs within their environment, to the Area Command so as to improve the  Command’s service delivery, rid the  society of all economic saboteurs and safeguard the country.

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