Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command, in the first quarter of 2018, said it generated a sum of N76.78 billion against N61.9 billion in the corresponding period of 2017, a 24 percent increase.
The revenue figure was contained in a press statement signed by the Public Relations officer of the Command, Mr. Uche Ejesieme, and made available to PortNewsNigeria.
According to the statement, Controller of the Command, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi said that efforts towards enhancing efficiency and productivity in line with statutory mandate appears to be yielding results as evident in the quantum leap of the Command’s revenue in the first quarter of 2018.
“Though the first quarter of each year is usually synonymous with low volume of trade, the migration to NICIS II platform by the Command, also contributed to some hiccups that affected declarations, but which we have surmounted,” Abdullahi said.
He however reiterated his resolve to ensure that adequate measures are put in place to enable the Command fulfill its statutory mandate, stating that his concept of continuous Stakeholder Engagement, Training and Re-training Officers as well as Trade Facilitations model will be leveraged on for better service delivery.
The Controller stressed that deliberate and concerted efforts were being made to ensure that the policies and programs of the Command are tailored towards achieving enhanced efficiency, while promoting competitiveness in the trade value chain.