Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Amosun challenges Customs to curb smuggling

By News Express on 08/04/2016

Views: 1,754

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has charged men of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to curb smuggling and ensure that international borders in Ogun State are effectively manned.

The governor who gave this charge, on Thursday, when the management team of the Nigerian Customs Service led by its Comptroller General, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), paid him a courtesy visit at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, said this was necessary in order to raise adequate revenue for the country.

Speaking while receiving the Customs Service delegation, Governor Amosun said Ogun State is strategic for the success of the Customs Service because it is the state with the highest number of land borders in Nigeria.

Apart from that, he said Ogun State is also currently home to the highest number of industries in Nigeria.

“It is so important for the Customs to be alive to their responsibilities. If the economy must be active, then the Customs must be active,” Governor Amosun said.

The Ogun State Governor also spoke about how the construction of the Ilara-Ijoun road, a 110km highway being built by the state government, will go a long way in helping the Customs Service in doing its job.

This is because the road runs through the four local governments in the Ogun West Senatorial district, the area bordering the neighbouring Republic of Benin. 

“With that road, you now know that all you have to do is put your men there as anyone coming into Nigeria from that region will have to pass through the road,” Governor Amosun said.

Speaking earlier, Ali informed the Ogun State governor about the strategic importance the Nigerian Customs Service attaches to the state. Ogun State has the highest number of industries in Nigeria and we are working very hard to ensure that we increase our Excise Duties collection because right now we are only collecting Excise Duties from Alcohol and tobacco industries,” Ali said.

The Customs boss also explained that in the face of dwindling oil revenue, Nigeria needs to increase its earnings from Excise Duties as this would also signify the growth of the local industry.

•Photo shows Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in a group photograph with the management team of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS when they paid the governor a courtesy visit at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office on Thursday.

Source News Express

Posted 08/04/2016 05:56:02 AM





You may also like...
Stop distracting Buhari, BSO tells Nigerians

Protesting traders block Benin-Lagos highway

12 girls bag scholarship after surprising Governor Yero...

Nigerian elections: Northerners vote for presidents, Southerners vote...

BREAKING: Nigerian Labour Congress calls off strike

Soyinka breaks silence, says BIAFRA (Igbos) SUFFERED GENOCIDE...

Embassy of Israel celebrates opening of U.S. embassy...

Kachikwu warns Chinese businessmen against fraudulent oil deals...

Air Peace averts major accident

Missing $billions: Jonathan receives forensic audit on NNPC,...

Rivers APC hails Buhari over Niger Delta peace...

My new dross dey shack me


Latest News Herdsmen: Ohanaeze youths declare state of emergency in South-East •Task state governors 3 Nigerians, 4 others arrested for hacking into 2,000 accounts in India Soldier, 2 NSCDC personnel killed in Ogoni by cultists, illegal oil bunkerers Face-off: Bode George should shut up, leave PDP — Jimi Agbaje 6 suspected telecom mast vandals nabbed in Rivers Ikpeazu appoints Transition Chairmen, deputies for Abia councils NYSC to communicate payment of new N30,000 allowance to corps members Leadership failure Nigeria’s biggest problem — Obi Police begin investigation of abduction, attack in Enugu 20 per cent of teachers in Bauchi State payroll are ghost workers — Gov Project cost: FG to stop outsourcing foreign professionals Appeal Court upholds Ihedioha’s election as Imo Governor


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,246 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,376 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,147 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (311,789 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,098 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (243,918 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,851 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,764 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,451 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,345 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,443 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,784 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,308) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (378) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,592) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,416) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,023) Religion (1,022) Sports (2,043) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera