… Pays N994mn Into Federation Account
Not giving in to government policies, global economic crisis and high exchange rate, men and officers of the Seme Border Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, under the able leadership of Comptroller Victor Dimka, have continued to surpass revenue target in its drive to aid the country out of her current economic recession.
According to the October 2016 revenue and seizures report made available by Customs Public Relations Officer of the Command, a total of N994, 813,647.06 was generated as revenue for the month of October 2016.
The Command also made 68 seizures with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N35, 302,957.90.
Commenting on the revenue figure, Comptroller Victor Dimka, Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Area Command said their determination to succeed all the time and at all cost is paying off.
He however, was quick to point out that there is room for improvement to surpass the amount generated. According to him, if the command must dare to be different and remain in total compliance as a change agent, the command must be ready to face criticism and public condemnation among many unpatriotic Nigerians. “No amount of criticism, campaign of calumny and unprofessional publications of baseless and unverified news on the pages of newspapers against Seme will stop the Command from working strictly in compliance with the mandate of the Comptroller General of Customs”, he pointed out.
Comptroller Dimka re-stated that anything short of actualizing the mandate of the Service will not see the light of the day. “I will continue to spur my officers and men to put in their modest contribution to actualize the service mandate”, he assured.
The Command’s helmsman re-stated that as a vanguard of change, he stands fulfilled because the major stakeholders in the Command are in compliance with the change policies and are adhering to the standard operational procedures in the border Command. He added that it is only through compliance to guidelines and procedures that infractions are avoided and the service core mandate realized.
He cited an instance where members of the Odua People Congress who came for the annual worship of their deity almost took advantage of the occasion to smuggle rice into Nigeria, but were resisted by the Enforcement Unit of the Command. The Comptroller warned that no association or groups of people under any platform or guise are above the law. He told officers not to be intimidated by any unlawful union or gathering that will dare the might of constituted authority at the border.