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Ogun II Area Customs Command internet N12bn in six months

The Controller of Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun II Area Command, Comptroller Olusola Alade, on Friday, mentioned that the Command generated a complete sum of N12, 830,493,630.06 as income between January and June 2024.

Alade mentioned that that is in comparison with the sum of N8,505,038,818.30 generated throughout the identical interval final yr.

He disclosed that the income generated inside this era compared with that of final yr confirmed a major 5% differential of N4,326,454,811.76.

This is simply because the Command has equally found 11 factories and one bonded terminal that haven’t been remitting taxes to the federal authorities.

He, nevertheless, mentioned that requisite steps have now been taken to make sure that such factories start to fulfil their monetary obligation to the federal authorities.

Alade disclosed on Friday at a press briefing held on the Command’s workplace, Abeokuta.

Alade mentioned “The command generated the sum of twelve billion, eight hundred and thirty million, 4 hundred and ninety-three thousand, 600 and thirty-naira, six kobo (N12,830,493,630.06) as income for the interval underneath evaluate.

“This will be in comparison with eight billion, 5 hundred and 5 million, thirty-eight thousand, eight hundred and eighteen-naira, thirty kobo (N8,505,038,818.30) generated within the corresponding interval of final yr. 2023.

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“There is therefore a differential of (N4,326,454,811.76) which is a significant improved by 51%.”

Giving an additional breakdown of the income generated within the final three months, Alade mentioned that the command raked in N3,486,961,186.71 in April, made N2,801,833,739.40 whereas in June our income assortment leapt to N3,664,776,499.07.

This vital enhance within the Command’s income drive significantly within the final three months was attributed to the improved motivation of the officers in addition to steady deployment of intelligence and monitoring unit of the Command, resulting in the invention of 11 factories and one bonded terminal which have now been put underneath excise management.

The customs boss listed the businesses found to have allegedly not been paying requisite taxes to the federal authorities together with Sygen Pharmaceutical Limited, Sprout and Kingsberg Nigeria Limited, Adesouthern Nigeria Limited, Abraham & Sarah Beverages Nigeria Limited, Oyinloye Honey Double Crown, Oluyemi Akintan Nigeria Enterprises and Lorna Nigeria Limited

Others are Makindez Multi-business Ventures, Digo Herbal Remedy Limited, Broadway Food & Beverages Limited, Beezun Flavoured Drinks and Nellyvan Global Limited (Bonded terminal)

While thanking the officers of the command for his or her patriotism and dedication to service, Alade solicited additional cooperation from varied factories on well timed fee of applicable Excise Duty and different costs payable to the Federal authorities.

He mentioned that according to the coverage drive of the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, the Command will proceed to place in place obligatory measures to enhance on the collections with satisfactory help from different items of the service.

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