The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, says it has generated N1.196bn revenue between 1st to 31st July 2019.
The Area Controller of the command, Michael Agbara, disclosed this on Wednesday at the Idiroko border office of the command.
It added that it also seized 7, 848 bags of foreign parboiled rice (50 kg each), 23 units of vehicles (7 used vehicles and16 means of conveyance), 32 kegs of vegetable oil (25liters each), 201pairs of used tyres, 3 sacks of used foot wears, 320 bags of sugar (50kg each), 4 bales and 1 sack of secondhand clothing, and 200 kegs of PMS (Petrol) of 25 litres each
Agbara said, "The above revenue collection for the month under review (1st to 31st July, 2019) indicates an increase of N84, 887, 207.20 above a total collection of N1, 196, 146, 835.60 between 1st to 30th June, 2019.
"The seizure of over 7, 848 bags of rice (50kg each) in the month of July, 2019 is indeed a landmark among numerous successes recorded by the Command.
"This is evidently a patriotic duty by the Service to fully align with one of the cardinal Federal Government Policies targeted at boosting Agricultural Development with a view to attaining national food self-sufficiency."
However, Comptroller Agbara commended the sister agencies, opinion leaders, heads of traditional institutions, eminent personalities, fourth realm of the estate (the Media) and other law abiding members of the public for their unflinching support to NCS in Ogun state.
"It is our believe that the new structure of Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun state will indeed be recipe for further cementing the existing relationship towards the overall growth, development and stability of our dear country Nigeria".