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Apapa Customs generates N60.1bn in 2 months, intercepts 24 containers

Apapa Customs Command said on Monday in Lagos that it generated N60.1 billion
between Jan. 2019 and Feb. 2019.

outgoing Area Controller of the command, Bashir Abubakar, made this known at a
ceremony to hand over the command to the new controller, Mohammed Abba-Kura.
explained the amount was generated even when the command was yet to receive
official communication on its revenue target for the Fiscal Year 2019.
said the 2018 target for the command was N426.1 bn, representing a monthly
target of N35.5 bn.
outgoing area controller, who has been elevated to the rank of Acting Assistant
Comptroller-General of Customs, said that the generation of such amount between
January and February was made possible in spite of the lull in business
activities due to the 2019 elections.
said that in enforcing compliance, the command seized 24 containers of tomato
paste and vegetable oil with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N200.8 million between
Jan. 1 and March 14.
added that at the export seat, the command was able to build an increased level
of compliance in documentation.
maintained that within the period under review, the seat recorded exports with
Free On Board (FOB) value of $2.5 million
our esteemed stakeholders, I appeal for willful compliance with all extant laws
guiding the import/export processes.
that will guarantee a seamless clearance process and timely release of cargo in
line with the Ease of Doing Business mandate of the Federal Government.

this juncture, let me introduce to you another controller, who is also known
for his professionalism and leadership prowess transferred to take over from
where I stopped.
is Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura, who before now, was the Comptroller in
charge of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Zone A, Lagos,” Abubakar said.
urged officers and men of the command to give Abba-Kura all the support and
collaboration he would need to keep the Apapa Area Command in its position as a
lead and pilot command known for excellence.
outgoing area controller said that the Apapa customs command always recorded
the highest collection of revenue in the service.
therefore, urged the officers of the command to continue to build on the
successes already achieved in the area.
commended the management of NCS at the national level for creating an
atmosphere conducive for the success so far achieved.
congratulated the outgoing controller for his elevation, saying that his
dedication and hard-work earned him the promotion.
want to give the assurance that the foundation you have laid, I will continue
from there.
have tried but there is need for them to redouble their efforts and the command
will do the needful to assist everyone to excel in his or her duties to
generate more revenue and suppress smuggling,” Abba-Kura said.
promised to ensure that officers received training for seamless operations and
more revenue generation. (NAN)

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