Nigeria Customs collects N112.7 billion at Tincan Port

Comptroller Musa, Controller Tin Can Customs Command

The Nigeria Customs Service says it collected One Hundred and Twelve Billion, Six Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Naira, Sixty-Six Kobo (N112,695,693,158.66) at its Tincan Island Port Command, Lagos, into the coffers of the Federal Government between January and March 2021.  

The revenue figure was an improvement of about 21.05Billion (23%) when compared with N91 billion collected in the same period in the year 2020. 

Comptroller MBA Musa, Controller of the command, stressed this while presenting the performance report of the command during the period in Lagos yesterday.  

Revenue earnings for the period under review stood at One Hundred and Twelve Billion, Six Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Naira, Sixty-Six Kobo (N112,695,693,158.66), which shows an improvement of about 21.05Billion (23%) when compared with Revenue earnings of 91Billion In the first quarter of the previous year 2020. 

According to the Controller, “This improvement despite the twin threat to lives and livelihood posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic, the command has inspired its officers to continue to work hard while observing all the safety measures to achieve the best of performance through the use of technology and collaboration.  We kept our lines of communication open and a concerted effort was made to ensure that the supply chain is not disrupted. 

“During the period under review, anti-smuggling activities yielded result with a spectacular seizure of cocaine weighing 43.110kg concealed in Raw Bulk Sugar, arrest of 20 suspects in connection with the seizure and detaining of the vessel.”

In the area of trade facilitation, Comptroller Musa noted that the command had put measures in place to give legitimate trades expeditious attention.

He added that the Dispute Resolution Committee and the Help Desk had been re-jigged to attend expeditiously to all trade-related disputes.  “We have also reinvigorated the use of intermodal transport system – use of barges for cargo movement in line with Global Best Practices.”

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