The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) collected a whopping N29.32 billion as revenue in April even as it released a total of 28,861 Pre-Arrival Assessment Reports (PAARs) within the same period.
The Area Controller, Comptroller Charles Edike, gave this figure during a chat with SHIPS & PORTS DAILY.
Edike attributed the command’s feat to the deployment of technology, implementation of PAAR and dedication of his officers and men to duty.
He said the command also collected N55.32 billion in the first quarter of the year.
Edike said the newly introduce PAAR scheme was running efficiently even as the command has overcome the initial challenge encountered in the early days of the new clearing regime.
“We are happy that PAAR is coming out beautifully and I must say that we are coming out of the storm gradually and as we speak, PAAR is now being transmitted with ease. PAAR is rolling out smoothly and before the importer gets home, after processing his Form M, the PAAR would be ready that same night,” Edike stated.
The comptroller added that the problem of PAAR backlog encountered by the command has been resolved.
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