The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger Area Command, on Wednesday, said it collected N146 million as internally generated revenue in February.
Mr. Benjamin Binga, the command’s controller, disclosed this in Minna.
The command comprising Customs formations in Niger, Kwara and Kogi, has a revenue target of N3.4 billion for the year.
Binga said the command had taken concrete working measures to ensure the realisation of increased revenue.
According to him, adequate measures have been adopted by the command to block the smuggling of goods into the country through the area.
He appealed for support from stakeholders including members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in sharing information on smugglers’ activities.
“We have identified all the smugglers’ routes and have deployed competent officers to fight the menace to a standstill,” Binga said.
He solicited the support of traditional rulers, especially those in communities at border posts, in assisting officers manning the areas with relevant information to discourage smuggling.