Comptroller Musa Abdullahi of Tincan Island Customs Command has revealed the commands effort to block all revenue leakage avenues to be able to meet its N354 billion target for this year even as he stated that the command had collected N62 billion so far.
Abdullahi who made this known at the breakfast meeting organized by the command with the maritime journalists in Lagos, yesterday declared that the command shall block all revenue leakage avenues to realise it’s N354 billion target for the year.
He added that the command would contribute to fighting the menace of terrorism in the country by intercepting imported illicit weapons coning through the seaport.
He averred that the revenue collection of the command would not infringe on the government’s policy of ease of doing business.
On the variation in valuation or database, Musa stated that there would be harmonization of valuation database saying, with the NICIS 2 program, the valuation database would be automated by using VIN number that would provide all particulars of a vehicle and the value.
As a result, he maintained that in no distant future, transparency was coming to clearance of motor vehicles in the ports.
He however promised to resolve all disputes emanating from cargo clearance at the command within six hours.
This is against the background of the meeting of the committee in charge of dispute resolution twice weekly in the past which always caused delay to resolution of cargo disputes in the command.
He said, “No dispute should remain for more than 6 hours because the committee in charge of dispute now meets everyday as agabst the twice in a week meeting that we used to have. Our help desk is domiciled in the PRO’s office. I am the chairman while the PR is the deputy.