Nigeria Customs Service, Port Terminal Multi Services Logistics (PTML) Command, has recorded a 22 per cent rise in its revenue collection in the first quarter of year 2018, according a revenue chart from the command.
Between January and March, the command recorded N25, 656,118, 181 as against N21, 044,729,152 in the corresponding period of last year, an increase of N4, and 611,389,029.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Muhammed Yakubu attributed the increase in the revenue level to the number of vehicles and containers imported into Nigeria through the Port during the period as well as the diligence on the part of the officers.
Yakubu, said that officers and men of the command have been charged to work towards yielding more revenue in 2018 as part of measures to enhance the total revenue of the Customs as well as boost its revenue contributions to the federation account.
A breakdown of the revenue generated by the Command during the period showed that it collected N9,967,751, 491 in January this year, N7,267,306,206 in February and N8,421,060, 484 in March .
Comptroller Francis Adetoye who assumed office at the Command as Customs Area Controller in March said that he was would fulfil his mandate of increasing the revenue of the Area, thus raising the hope that the Command may not only meet its N122.4 billion 2018 revenue target , but will likely surpass it.
According to him, he was also determined to mobilize the Command’s officers and men to make sure that they work extra hard while he had decided to be making use of the Tuesday parade to talk to the officers to be diligent and more committed to their duty.