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Tin-Can Customs Command collects N162.7bn revenue in 6 Months

The  Nigeria Customs Service
Tincan Island Command, on Monday said it  generation  N162,701,701,136.83 as revenue between
January and June 2018.

The record
showed an increase of about N32bn over the figure for the same period in 2017, which was N130,006,136, 996.36.
This was
in a press statement  by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Uche Ejesieme.
Ejesieme said
the Customs Area Controller Tin
can Island
Port, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi released the figures during a chat with
some stakeholders in his office.
According to
him, the Customs Area Controller emphasized that the Command has been
repositioned as the most business- friendly Port wherein all compliant
declarants will be duly compensated and given special preference.
The Customs Area Controller said: “We are deploying multi-layered approach in
addressing the issues of compliance which is a panacea to Trade Facilitation,
through reward for compliance and ensuring that compliant declarants are given
expeditious attention in line with the presidential directive on Ease of Doing
the Area Controller noted that the Command is at the verge of fully automating
key seats in the Command to enable seamless operations as he made reference to
the just concluded training of officers on E-Transire and NSA-End User
Certificate Procedure.
The Customs
Area Controller also disclosed that the Command effected seizure of assorted
offending items including used clothing, children toys, assorted furniture,
bags of rice, shoes, handbags, used vehicles.
The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the seized items was put at N138,752,991.00.
The figure was higher than that of last year which was
N 88,062,250.00.
stated that the Command is in steady progression in all aspects of its primary
functions and urged stakeholders to take advantage of the various complaints
platforms in channeling their genuine grievances for necessary action.
recalled that during the period under review, the Command also effected
seizures of large quantity of ammunition and other military hardware during
scheduled examinations and promised that the Command will not lower its guards
in ensuring that such illicit consignments do not pass through to Command.
appreciated the support of the CGC Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, his management
team, the officers and men of the Command and Esteemed compliant stakeholders
in TCIP for their support during the period under reference.
He pointed
out that the Command will continue to leverage on the already harnessed
competences of its hard working personnel to carve a niche and remain
outstanding in the performance of its statutory mandate.
He said, “we
are encouraged by the steady progress in compliance by the Importers and we are
optimistic that the trend will continue to show appreciable response.”
On the recurring issues of multiple alerts due to non compliance with the
Fiscal Policies, the CAC while charging importers/agents on honest
declarations, assured that with the take off of the “One Stop Shop” area under
construction, the issue of multiple alerts would become history.
Controller stated that the Command remains committed to the change mantra of
the CGC and will not renege on it’s statutory responsibilities.

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