SAM OLUWALANA, IBADAN
The Customs Area Controller, Oyo/Osun area, on Tuesday disclosed that his command generated the sum of N16,182,206,265.7k between January -November 2017, an increase of 19.48% from 2016.
Mr Elisha Chikan, also explained to Journalists, at a press conference he addressed at his office in Ibadan, Oyo State capital that officers under his command made an impressive haul of 111 seizures with Duty Value Payable (DPV) of N210 million.
According to Mr Chikan, 12 vehicles conveying various banned items with a total value of N64,283,004.77k were also intercepted between November and December of the year
He commended operatives under his command for performing creditably well during the period.
His words; ” the relentless efforts and formidable intelligence gathering as well as collaboration with other units, such as the Headquarters Compliance Team, Federal Operations Units and the Custom Intelligence Unit, we were able to make these arrests”
He however warned residents of the states against the illegal importation of rice a land used cars through the nation’s land.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the ban on the importation of rice and used cars (Tokunbo) through the nation’s land borders are still in force”. He warned.