The Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adeniyi, held a press conference in Abeokuta on Friday to underscore the organization’s unwavering commitment to ending the indiscriminate dumping of goods within the country. Adeniyi emphasized the necessity for increased dedication on the part of the NCS to combat the illegal activities of smugglers, which have hindered the nation’s ability to generate sufficient revenue.
Adeniyi stated the importance of collaborating with relevant agencies, particularly the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), to enhance revenue generation and ensure a safer society for Nigerians. He sternly warned smugglers to cease their illicit activities, as they ultimately harm the country’s economy.
In addition, Adeniyi urged Nigerians to support locally-produced goods, as doing so would bolster the nation’s currency and foster the growth of industries. He called upon citizens to cultivate a preference for domestically-made products, thereby safeguarding local industries and promoting employment opportunities within the country.
Furthermore, Adeniyi appealed to local communities to aid the NCS in its fight against smugglers by providing vital information. He implored these communities to deny smugglers access and refrain from protecting them.