The Tin Can port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has collected about N261.3Billon between January and September this year.
This was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Superintendent Uche Ejieseme.
According to the statement, the breakdown of the revenue collected shows that the command garnered N29 billion in January, N23 billion in February, N25 billion in March, N27Billion in April, N32 billion in May, N28 billion in June N33billion in July, N30billion in August and N30 billion in September.
The spokesperson of the Command however attributed the huge revenue to the uncompromising driving force of the Customs Area Comptroller, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi.
He added that, to underscore his commitments in ensuring high level compliance with trade facilitation, the Customs Area Controller has instituted several strategies such as building close contacts with stakeholders to ensure a strong relationship.
The spokesperson said the approach hassled to high level of compliance, reduction in false declaration and short-changing of government in duty payments.
He emphasized that Comptroller has also urged other terminal Customs heads in the command to key into the Comptroller General’s policy on trade facilitation.
He further disclosed that the commitment of other customs terminal heads under the command had contributed to the soaring revenue collected by the command.
Our investigation revealed that, some of the terminals under the command that have performed well are: Five Star Logistics headed by Deputy Comptroller CE Ayo, who recently assumed office at the terminal.
Her drive, commitment and most importantly, her ability to bring in new ideas to the command has singled her out as one of the amazons in line with the CAC’s change mantra.
Others include: the terminal head at the TICT (B1) Deputy Controller Ibrahim A.S, TICT head(B2) DC Uzor,DC Bello, DC Alaya, DC,Abdul (Port and Cargo), among many others.