The Tin Can Island command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), collected N33.28 billion revenue in July, as against N27billion generated in corresponding month last year.
The comparative analysis of the revenue exclusively obtained by our reporter showed that the command exceeded the monthly target of N29 billion by N4 billion and surpassed last year revenue for the corresponding month by N6 billion.
The Public Relation Officer of the Command, Mr. Uche Ejieseme a Superintendent of Customs in a chat with our correspondent attributed the rise in revenue to the Customs Area Controller efforts on strategizing operational modalities with a view to improving on trade facilitation.
According to him “the rise in revenue is as a result of the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi’s consistent effort to improving trade facilitation, we had a critical stakeholder meeting on trade facilitation in July and in the same month, the command realized almost N33.3 billion as revenue, and don’t forget that our monthly target is N29 billion as against last year of the same month where we had N27 billion”
“If you look at this you will discover that there is a quantum leap due to some of this innovations and paradigm shift in our operational methodologies led to the significant leap in our revenue.
“And we are not trying to be focusing on revenue alone, we also want to ensure that Tin Can Island as a top rank command and as a leading command will continue to create an enabling environment for people without going through rigorous process export wise and importation”
He harped on the need for stakeholders to build effective partnership by supporting and enforcing the fiscal policies of the Federal Government in terms of trade, while reiterating the commitment to reward compliant declarant.
He urged the hard liners importers to be a complaint to the fiscal policy so has not to be subjected to the full wrath of the law.