Tin Can Customs’ Q1 revenue hits N122.695b despite COVID-19 disruption
Despite the negative effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy, Tin Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) says it recorded revenue of N122.695b within the first quarter of 2021, against what it generated in 2020. The Command’s Area Controller, Mba Musa, who disclosed this via a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Uche Ejesieme, said the amount is an improvement of about N21.05b, which is 23 per cent over the total N91b recorded within the same period last year.
Musa also disclosed that the command’s anti-smuggling activities yielded results within the same period, with seizure of cocaine weighing 43.110kg, which was concealed in raw bulk sugar.
He said 20 suspects were arrested in connection with the seizure, as well as the detaining of the vessel MV SPAR SCORPIO, adding that the command has handed over the case file, suspects, and the vessel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation.
Musa said the recorded feat, in spite of the twin threat to lives and livelihood posed by the pandemic, was due to the Command’s inspiration to its officers towards continuous hard work with the use of technology and collaboration to achieve best performance.
Speaking on promoting trade facilitation, the Area Controller said the command has put measures in place with a view to ensuring that legitimate trades are given expeditious attention, adding that its lines of communication are open with concerted efforts made to ensure the supply chain is not disrupted.
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