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Katsina: Customs loses two officers, generates N935m

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The Katsina Space Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) says it generated as income N935m in 2022 and by implication exceeded its stipulated month-to-month goal of N60.84m.

The Command additionally disclosed that it arrested 10 suspects throughout the interval underneath assessment of which some are being prosecuted on the federal excessive court docket, whereas some have been granted administrative bail.

Nonetheless, the Command throughout the interval underneath assessment stated two of its officers have been killed within the line of duties.

The Controller of the command, Mr Wada Chedi, who has now been redeployed to Port Harcourt, made the disclosure throughout a thanksgiving and send-off ceremony held in his honour on Wednesday.

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When it comes to export commerce facilitation, Chedi stated the command recorded a Free-On-Board (FOB) worth value N4.42 billion for non-oil commodities with metric tons of 69,436.77 which was exported via the Jibia-Magama border station.

In accordance with Chedi, the command additionally made 379 arrests, of which 258 amongst them have been transformed to seizures after an intensive investigation, with a Responsibility Paid Worth (DPV) of N144.75m.

The gadgets seized throughout the interval underneath assessment as disclosed by Chedi contains overseas vegetable oil, overseas spaghetti, second-hand clothes, in addition to autos used for conveying the smuggled gadgets.

The outgoing controller, nonetheless, referred to as on stakeholders to provide the incoming one the identical cooperation he loved whereas overseeing the affairs of the Katsina command.

The thanksgiving and send-off ceremony which was attended by heads of sister safety companies additionally noticed awards issued to excellent customs personnel and companions.

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Talking earlier, the state’s Senior Particular Adviser on Safety Issues who represented Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari expressed appreciation for the extent of cooperation loved between safety companies and the state authorities, noting that that the synergy accounts for the relative peace being loved within the state.

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