The acting controller of Ogun Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service Deputy Comptroller Ahmadu Shuaibu on Monday, said that smugglers operating around the border communities in the state have suffered loss of at least N1.5bn worth of goods seized by the command between this year January and September.
Shuaibu who lamented this huge loss said that assuming such an amount was spent on legitimate trade, it would have improved the economy of the border communities and the nation at large.
The Customs boss has equally called on stakeholders, particularly youths of the border communities to join forces with the command in the enlightenment campaigns aimed at overcoming the menace of smuggling in the area.
Represented by Deputy Comptroller Charles Ogunesan, Shuaibu made this disclosure while speaking at Idiroko Border in Ipokia Local Government Area during the 5th annual symposium organised by the Ipokia Local Government Youth Forum to mark Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration.
Written by: EaglesFM