Dr. Ben Oramalugo, the Customs Area Comptroller of Kebbi State, announced that the command has exceeded its monthly revenue target by seizing a significant amount of donkey meat and skin. This achievement showcases the successful interagency collaboration between the Customs Service and the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS).
The amount seized by the command represents an impressive 111% of its monthly revenue target. As per the powers granted to the Customs Service, they are authorized to seize, detain, and condemn items that are smuggled into the country or imported without the payment of duty, regardless of whether they are allowed to be imported or considered contraband. This authority is outlined in Section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) cap C45 LFN 2004.
In recognition of the successful seizure, the assistant Comptroller General of NAQS in charge of the North West zone, Adamu Isah Gano, received the seized donkey meat and skin. He expressed his appreciation for the relentless efforts of the Customs Comptroller in Kebbi State, commending his commitment to making Kebbi a smuggling-free state.