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Apapa Customs Command collects milestone N16b daily revenue, urges honest declaration

The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Monday declared an outstanding daily revenue collection of N16 billion, which was recorded on 23 February, 2024.

A statement by the Public Relations officer of the Command, CSC Abubakar Usman, said that: “This figure has become the highest daily revenue collection in the history of the command surpassing N11.3bn collected on November 22, 2023, and N10bn on August 3, 2023.”

The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, was quoted as describing the feat as one of the expected fallouts of the many strategies he has put in place.

He urged officers and men of the command to keep up the tempo of zero tolerance for infractions and non-compromise for any violation of the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCSA) 2023.

The command ascribed the laudable revenue collection in the face of declined volume of trade to its weekly strategy meetings between the CAC and sectional heads to review and evaluate success and challenges with a view to continually improving on the command’s achievements.

It also noted that “There have also been more regular stakeholder engagements between the command, sister government agencies, importers, exporters, terminal operators, and all others involved in the cargo clearance and supply chain.

“Under Comptroller Jaiyeoba, there has been a remarkable improvement in the number of containers being scanned to save time and operate in line with the expectations of modern customs administration.”

The CAC commended the officers of the command for their dedication to duty exemplified through punctuality and integrity, and urged importers, licensed customs agents and freight forwarders to embrace scanning the more as the NCS under CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR is committed to maximum deployment of ICT for trade facilitation.

He described honest declaration as a mark of integrity that saves time and money, resulting in a win-win situation for everyone. According to him, not making sincere declaration is poor business decision capable of causing delays, leading to issuance of demand notices and denying the declarants of the benefits of enjoying fast track and possible migration to Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.



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