The Nigeria customs service in Niger state has improved efforts towards revenue generation and tackling of smuggling activities.
The Area Controller in charge of Niger/Kwara/Kogi Command, Yusuf Abba Kasim stated this while receiving a meritorious award from Foreign Press.
According to him the zonal command which comprise of Niger, kwara, kogi was doing a lot towards checking illegal import of contraband goods.
Comptroller Yusuf Kasim explained that the Area command generated revenue from excise factories such as international tobacco company in illorin kwara state and other extant factories.
He said the command last year generated two billion four hundred and eight thousand five hundred and fifty four Naira.
The customs controller added that between January and February this year , the command generated five hundred and twenty one million, eight hundred and ninety nine thousand and nine naira.
In a remark earlier , the representative of the president of the foreign press Mr. Amed zakari, extolled the virtues of controller of customs Yusuf Abba Kasim for his commitment of the Customs in the zone.
He noted that apart from improving the image of customs personnel in Niger, kwara and kogi command, the custom boss has instilled discipline in the workforce.
Amed zakari assured that the foreign press would continue to identify with Nigeria customs service and other organizations towards improved economy of the nation.
He explained that the award bestowed on comptroller Yusuf Abba Kasim was in recognition of his tireless and patriotic efforts towards national development.