Tincan Island command of Nigeria Customs Service has made it known that the Command could not meet its 2017 revenue target despite efforts by officers and men of the command.
Year 2017 revenue targets for the Command was three hundred and ten billion, two hundred and forty-seven million, three hundred and forty-six thousand, nine hundred and ninety naira, eighty-five kobo (N310, 247, 346, 990. 85).
In a report, signed by the commands image maker Uche Ejesieme, a total collection of two hundred and eighty- seven billion, six hundred and thirty-two million, nine hundred and twelve thousand, six hundred and sixty seven naira forty nine kobo (N287,632,912,667,49), was generated by the Command thereby recorfing a deficit target of twenty- two billion, six hundred and fourteen million, four hundred and thirty-four thousand, three hundred and twenty-three naira, thirty six kobo (N22,614,434,323.36) which translates to 92.71%.
Uche Ejesieme, reveals that Reforms introduced by the CAC in the Operations and Administration areas led to spectacular seizures last year. A total of 2010 (two thousand and ten) Pump Action Riffles during the period with the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) visiting the Command on three occasions with some members of his management team to address the media on the seizures and other issues.
Ten (10) 40ft containers of both substandard, fake/regulated pharmaceuticals which were intercepted by the command were also handed over to NAFDAC and NDLEA respectively at different times last year.
Following the arms seizures, five (5) officers of the command who demonstrated uncommon diligence through detection of arms in the Command were rewarded with special promotions to the next Rank as an incentive to motivate them to do more.
The promoted officers are A/C S. Chiroma (42988), ASC I E. E. Amaku (50201), ASC I B. T. Awua (49271), ASC I B. Babagana (55267) and CA/I M. Lawal (46648). They were charged to do more for the Service with their promotions.
From the report, the command is optimistic that the recent deployment of NICIS II platform, the construction of a clinic and an ICT training Centre added to intensified efforts and stakeholders engagement will translate to improved performance in 2018.