Former Presidential Media aide, Reno Omokri has reacted to the recent declaration by the Nigeria Customs Service that it generated N486bn within the first half of this year – the highest figure ever recorded by the Customs.
Joseph Attah, Public Relations officer of the NCS, had, in a statement, said it had surpass its 2016 revenue record collection of N385 billion by reaching a record N486bn in 2017.
Omokri, however, took to twitter to fault the claims of the NCS.
The former aide to ex-President Good luck Jonathan, in a series of tweets, claimed that;
“With the devalued Naira this is not up to how much they made during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
“The amount of ₦486bn at the official rate of ₦362 to $1 is $1.3 bn. In 2014, they made ₦425bn in the first 6 months. The amount of ₦425bn at the then official rate of ₦150 to $1 is $2.8bn.
“So in actual fact and in real terms, the Nigerian Customs made less than half of what they made during the first six months of the last full year that Jonathan was in office (2014). Please do not be fooled by APC propaganda!”