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Tincan customs leverages on ICT to enhance duty collection


Tincan Island. PHOTO: fivestarlogisticsltd

The Nigeria Customs Service, Tincan Island Port Command, has unveiled plans to leverage on utilisation of Information Communication Technology (ICT), to improve the processes of duty payment and revenue generation this year.

The Public Relations Officer, Tincan Command, Uche Ejesieme, said the Command is optimistic that the recent deployment of Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System (NICIS II) platform, would further enhance the Command’s capacity in the area of revenue collection, and in ensuring extracting the commitment of officers/men, promoting transparency, integrity and professionalism.

He said the Command had embarked on a construction of an ICT Training Centre, with 30 workstations fully connected to serve the training needs of officers and men as well as other critical stakeholders.


Already, he said the training facility has been used to train over 958 officers and other stakeholders in areas relevant to their operations.

Appreciating, the role of compliant traders, who have consistently remained dependable allies through adherence to due diligence, Ejesieme implored non-compliant traders to toe the line of sanity in order to assist the Command in meeting its demands.

According to him, the Command had a revenue target of N310billion, but had a total collection/generation of N287.6billion, which represents 92.7 per cent of the target.

He said: “In the last two years, the Command has developed various modules, which have changed the narrative and trajectory of the Command. It will be recalled that the Command was prominent for notoriety in terms of the operational standards. This propelled a paradigm shift, which from all intent and purpose has repositioned the Command in terms of renewed commitment and dedication of officers and men.

“We are not reneging, as we are not oblivious of the enormous expectation from the Nigeria Customs Service Management, more so, when the strategic position of the Command to national economy and development is considered. We will surely surpass this record in the New Year,” he said.

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