The Tin-Can Island Port command of the Nigeria Customs Service said that it generated N25.6 billion in the month of September.
The amount is however lower than the N26billion it generated in the month of August.
Public Relations Officer of the Command, Uche Ejesieme said in a statement that the various strategic plans aimed at enhancing the revenue collecting capacity of the command has continued to show positive signals with the collection of N25.6 billion in the month of September
Ejesieme identified the measures as strengthening and rejuvenating the competence of the critical areas, particularly with regards to identifying and blocking all areas of revenue leakages, capacity building in areas of modern Customs operations as well as extracting the commitment of officers/men in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities.
According to the statement, the Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, stressed that Tin-can Island Port as a benchmark command was determined to make the Port a hub, with the entrenchment of due diligence/process in all areas of its operations.
Yusuf stated further that the place of Customs in national development cannot be overemphasized, and pointed out that his Command will not renege on its entrenched function of revenue generation irrespective of the present global economic challenge being faced by nations all over the world.
The Controller expressed optimism that the latest innovation of involving stakeholders in the training programme will restore sanity in the system and change the orientation of those who believe in circumventing the process.
He called for stronger relations between the command and stakeholders for the actualization of expected results.
He said, “Beyond the fact that we have regular meetings with the critical stakeholders, I have always given the terminal/sectional heads a marching order to ensure that all importers and their agents are compelled to comply with the extant laws on international trade.
“We will always make them feel obligated to follow due diligence process in their transactions,” he said.
He commended compliant importers and agents for their deep sense of patriotism which he noted have helped the command in achieving its revenue targets.
The controller further assured that compliant importers and their agents will continue to receive the support of the command so that they enjoy the full benefit of compliance.
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