The Nigeria Customs Service of Niger, Kogi and Kwara Area Command got about N308 million as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in July 2017, Comptroller Benjamin Binga in charge of the states disclosed in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, Saturday.
Binga said this was against the N219 million generated in July 2016, recording an increase of N89 million in 2017.
The increase was achieved based on the command’s zero tolerance to illegal activities, as the area command had put in place adequate working measures to prevent all forms of smuggling business in the three states, he said.
In his words, “we have identified and blocked all illegal routes where smugglers are using in our area of jurisdictions to prevent us from meeting our yearly target of N 2.8 billion.”
Binga called on officers and men of the area command to put in their best in their day to day activities, saying “hard working officers will be rewarded’’.