Customs gets N25.6 billion from Tincan Port
The Tincan Island command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has got about N25.6 billion as revenue in the month of September 2016.
The earnings, according to the Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf were made possible by the various strategic plans initiated towards enhancing the revenue collecting capacity of the Tincan Island Port.
He highlighted the measures to include: strengthening and rejuvenating the competence of the critical areas particularly with regards to identifying and blocking all areas of revenue leakages; capacity building in areas of modern Customs operations; as well as extracting the commitment of officers/men in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities.
Yusuf stressed that Tincan Island Port as a benchmark Command is determined to making the Port a hub, with the entrenchment of due diligence/process in all areas of its operations.
He stated further that the place of Customs in national development cannot be overemphasized, and assured that his Command will not renege on it’s entrenched function of revenue collection/generation irrespective of the present global economic challenge being faced by nations all over the world.
The Controller is optimistic that the latest innovation of involving stakeholders in the training programme will restore sanity in the system and as well as change the orientation of those who believe in circumventing the process.
He called for stronger relations between the Command and stakeholders for the actualization of expected results.
“Beyond the fact that we have regular meetings with the critical stakeholders, I have always given the terminal/sectional heads a marching order to ensure that all importers/and their agents are compelled to comply with the extant laws on international trade,” he said.
Yusuf commanded those he tagged as compliant importers/agents for their deep sense of patriotism, which he noted, has helped the command in achieving its revenue targets.
The controller further assured that compliant importers/and/or their agents will continue to receive the support of the command and will do everything possible to ensure that they enjoy the full benefit of compliance.
“We will always make them feel obligated to follow due diligence/process in their transactions,” he said.