Nigeria Customs Service, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command said it generated the total sum of N5,992,057,770 between January and June 2019.
Representing 59.2% of its total target for the year and 20.3% higher than 2018 half year collection of N4,773,154,062.
The increase in the revenue generation is as a result of effective strategies put in place by the Command Area Controller, Comptroller Morenike Oladunni.
This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the command Public Relations Officer, Kayode Wey.
The statement reads in part that the command boss vigorously pursued non compromise agenda for total compliance with extant rules by importers and agents ensuring maximum collection of government revenue.
A breakdown of the month by month collection shows that N869,214,087 was collected in January 2019 and N722,559,118 for February while N1,149,622,896 was collected in March.
In April the command collected N1,127,419,235; May, N1,128,052,821 and June N995,189,613.
It was also disclosed that the controller improved on degree of hundred percent physical examination of imports; prevention of revenue leakage; persistent stakeholders engagement and enlightenment with deployment of latest Customs ICT application, NICIS2.
On compliance level, she commend stakeholders using the terminal for their compliance level and warn that the weight of law will be visited on any one attempting to perpetuate infractions under her watch.
In her words, “Ensure you play by the rules as you have always done, desist from any form of trade malpractice and continue to make truthful declarations to enjoy seamless clearance of your cargoes.
” We will continue to be innovative with high level of professionalism while performing our duties in accordance to the law and directives from our Controller General.
“Be assured of my open door policy for trade facilitation at all times in keeping with the federal government ease of doing business drive” she quipped.