Zone “A” Coordinator of the CGC strike force, DC Shuiab, AB addressing the press.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The Comptroller-General Strike Force Zone ‘A’ under the able leadership and coordination of DC Shuiab, A.B. has continued to take a very tough stance against smugglers in particular and economic saboteurs in general, the strike force team is an interventionist enforcement layer that is saddled with the responsiblity of complimenting the Area Commands in preventing revenue loss by enforcing trade compliance with the Customs extant clearing procedures.
The Coordinator guiding the press through some of the seized items.
In the Months between April and May, the team made seizures worth a total duty paid value (DPV) of N338,660,671.00 due to series of contraventions on some sections
of the Customs clearance procedures and extant laws. These seizures are products of credible intelligence and meticulous documentary checks.
The summary breakdown of seizures made within the period under review shows these seizures, 575 bales of second hand clothing, 1,440 cartons of super market goods, 664 cartons of drugs without the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number, 530 cartons of foot wears, 1,600 bags of foreign parboiled rice.
Another picture from the press briefing.
Additionally, the ICT component of the team recovered the sum of N426,349,173.00 from demand notices raised within the period under review.
While addressing the Journalists present, the Coordinator says “We appreciate our patriotic traders for their compliance with the Customs and Excise extant laws, we seek the cooperation of all international traders to imbibe compliance in the interest of the nation’s socio-economic well-being and security”.
DC Shuiab further appreciates the role of the media and all genuine stakeholders in the fight against economic sabotage.
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