The Nigeria Customs Service, Ondo/Ekiti Area Command has generated N149,217,877 and remitted same into the federation and non-federation account of the Federal Government accordingly.
According to a press statement issued at the weekend by the Customs Area Comptroller in charge of the Ondo/Ekiti Area Command, Compt H.U Ngozi, the revenue shows an increase of 85% compared to that of 2020.
She acknowledged the officers and men of the Command, saying that without their commitmentand doggedness, the achievements would have been impossible.
“With the dogged effort of Officers and Men of the Command between the month of January to December 2021, the Command was able to generate N149,217,877 and remitted to the federation and non-federation account of the federal government accordingly”
“The Command revenue profile made a remarkable increase of eighty five percent (85%) when compared with the revenue target of N80,428,889.7 allotted to the Command. The Command is determined to surpass the revenue target of 2022 by God’s grace”
In line with the Federal government effort to diversify the economy through non-oil export, the Command supervised an unprecedented exportation of cocoa beans.
Statistic record from the Export Unit indicates that a total of 3,991 were exported from January to December, 2021.
This is an increment when compared to 3,172 footer container of cocoa bean exported in 2020 under the same period.
Compt Ngozi stated that “It is pertinent to note that these novel achievements were due to the Command’s Officers and Men doggedness and tireless commitment to their areas of responsibilities (AOR).
“The Command has a robust cordial working relationship with all the Security Agencies in Ondo and Ekiti State”