The Nigeria Customs Service ,Tincan Island Port Command, has said it generated a total of N31.8 billion as revenue in the month of August 2018.
The Command Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi, disclosed this figure while conducting the Zonal Coordinator ,Zone A, Dahiru Aminu round projects, commissioned recently at the command.
Comptroller Musa declared that the total collected in the month under review was against the N28,603,925,232.47 generated in the corresponding period of 2017 represented a difference of N3,244,308,357.92.
While speaking on infrastructural projects ,following the commissioning of a ‘ONE TREATMENT AREA’, to enhance the Operations of the Query & Amendment Department,the Area Controller was quoted by the spokesman ,Uche Ejesieme that ” In the same vein, an Ultra Modern Canteen and a Mini Sports Pitch was also commissioned in an event which attracted Maritime Stakeholders.
Musa Baba Abdullahi, while conducting the Zonal Coordinator noted that the projects became imperative following the need to re-position the command to an enviable height in order to add further impetus to its status as the most User Friendly Port in the sub-region.
The CAC harped on the need for Stakeholders to build effective partnership by supporting and enforcing the Fiscal Policies of the Federal Government in terms of Trade, while reiterating his commitment to reward compliant declarants and to sanction complacence.
In his response, the ACG, commended the Customs Area Controller for his thoughtfulness and stated that the facility would address the incessant complaints of multiplicity of alerts, which hitherto was a recurring decimal.
“As the name connotes, stakeholders are enjoined to take advantage of this, especially for the facilitation of Legitimate Trade”.
The centre will house Query and Amendment (Q & A), Valuation and CIU for the synchronization and harmonization of trade disputes.
He lauded the management and staff of Seven Up Bottling Company Limited for donating a synthetic Mini Pitch as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and noted that it will serve the sporting needs of both officers and their esteemed stakeholder.
Meanwhile, the Command have also organized a two day seminar for Association of Nigeria Customs Licence Agents (ANCLA) 5th – 6th September, 2018 following their formal request for training on “END USER CERTIFICATE (EUC) DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINE AND REQUIREMENT”.
Declaring the session open, the Customs Area Controller emphasized the importance of EUC as a regulatory document and urged Importers/ and or their Agents to ensure strict compliance with the processes and procedures in the interest of National Security. The two day lecture was anchored by Deputy Comptroller Bomoi Suleiman, the O/C Customs Intelligent Unit Tincan Island Port.