Apapa Customs collects N28.4bn in April


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area Command on Tuesday said it collected a total revenue of N28.41 billion in April 2018 compared to N25.18 billion in the same period in 2017.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwala, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Lagos.

She attributed the increase to Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Jibril Musa, re-enforced strategies to improve daily revenue collection.

Nwala said the Comptroller Musa believed in value addition, and that officers at the command engaged in thorough examination ensuring that the value of consignments were appropriately captured.

She said, “The Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System II (NICIS II), which had been in operation in Apapa since April 2018, will block all revenue leakages.

“The full implementation of NICIS ll had improved the command’s revenue collection and also reduced human interface during cargo clearance.

“There was a particular day the command generated N4 billion due to the implementation of NICIS.”

Nwala said although few stakeholders were trying to fully understand the NICIS ll, the command would continue to enlighten stakeholders on the platform to reduce the time spent on cargo clearance.

She said the command would work round the clock to ensure it surpassed its annual revenue target of N426 billion for 2018.