The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Retired Col. Hameed Ali, says the service has proposed N900 billion as revenue target for 2017.
Ali told newsmen on the sidelines of the International Customs Day celebration with the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” at Customs Staff College, Gwagwalada, in Abuja.
He said the target was self-proposed, adding that the service had not been given revenue target by the Federal Government for 2017. “We have not been given any target yet but we are working between N700 and N900 billion. We will get the final figure when the budget is finalised.”
The customs boss said that the service had a revenue target of N937 billion in 2016 but was able to achieve N898 billion “so we were a little bit short. “But if you appreciate the trading volume, you will know that NCS did extremely well.”