The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has promised to promote transparency in its financial statements for efficient auditing of accounts.
The Customs GC made this known during an appearance before the House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, in Abuja.
According to the CGC, Nigeria Customs Service has been using integrated technology to collect revenue for over 20 years, and more than 20 commercial banks are involved in the process.
He mentioned that the service entered into a contract with these banks and was granted access to a technology platform that allowed them to collect the payments. He further stated that the fund is remitted directly by the banks to the federation accounts.
Further speaking, the Comptroller General promised to collaborate closely with the Committee, saying, “Compliance is something we take seriously, and we will ensure that if there are any grey areas that need our service to foster efficiency, I am happy to mention that my team and I are prepared and will in the most transparent manner, present statements to the committee.”
The Chairman of the Public Account Committee (PAC), Bamidele Salami, advised that NCS always provide an audited statement of accounts and adhere to all legal requirements.
By Fikunmi Sokoya