The Nigeria Customs Service says its projected revenue for 2022 is 3.019 trillion Naira which is higher, when compared to the generated revenue for 2021 of 2.241 Trillion Naira.
The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service Cornel Hameed Ali stated this in his submission while presenting the 2021 budget performance and the 2022 budget defense before the House committee on Customs and Excise at the National Assembly.
According to him, the Service was able to generate and surpass the projected revenue of 1.678 trillion Naira for 2021.
While lamenting on the poor living conditions of some Customs personnel, Hameed Ali also pointed out the need for adequate collaboration of the National Assembly and Stakeholders with the Service in discharging its duties, with the view to enable an effective and efficient service delivery.
The Chairman House Committee on Customs, Leke Abejide who commended the improved service delivery of the Customs Service, noted that it will be unforgivable if agencies under its watch performs below expectation by the end of 2022.
While advocating for the swift passage of the Customs Management Bill, Abejide added that subsequent budget proposals of the Nigeria Customs Service be ready from Mid-November, to enable the timely consideration of its budget.