The Nigeria Customs Services, Port’s Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML) Command has collected a total of N159, 336,478,193 between January and December 2019 as against N123, 280,606,025.42 target set for the year under review.
This amount, according to a press statement made available by the command spokes person, Yakubu Muhammad Awwal, represents a total of 129% of the projected target.
The amount collected in the year under review in comparison with the same period in 2018 shows that the command surpassed it with N109, 623,404,403 with a value increase of N34, 000,489,882 which represents 31% surplus.
The command which is noted for Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) consignments attributes its increase in revenue to rising cargo throughput, sustained due diligence and trade facilitation by the Customs Area Controller, Mrs. Florence Olasunmbo Dixon with total commitment to duty by officers of the command alongside increasing level of compliance by most vehicle importers using the port.
The statement also reads that the Area Controller of the command ensures high level of discipline among officers, promotes punctuality to work and leads the way in trade facilitation by ensuring that entries and transactions within customs control are treated with speed.
Her improved Customs Community Relations exhibited in regular interactions with stakeholders and supported by open door administration has also contributed immensely to the command’s successes in many ways.
According to the statement, Comptroller Dixon reiterates the commands stance against any form of infractions “We in PTML Command will continue to do our best in ensuring the Controller General of Customs zero tolerance for infractions, duty evasion and always shun all forms of corruption.
“We are committed to federal government goal of trade facilitation without compromising national security. Six hour cargo clearance within our port is possible with sincere and accurate declarations backed up with prompt duty payment ” she quipped.
A comparative breakdown of the commands monthly collections from January to December of 2018 and 2019 shows monthly percentage increases which resulted cumulatively to the over N34b difference within 12 months of both years.
A total sum of 159,336,478,193.00 was raked into the Federation account in the Months of January- December 2019, Compared to January- December 2018,
N 109,623,404,403.00 with a surplus value of N49, 713,073,790.00. This shows a 45% increase in Revenue in the comparison. The above feat is a result of increase in cargo throughout and diligence on the part of officers and men of the command.