Tin Can, KLT, Ogun Customs Commands rake in N191.7bn, seizures in half year
As part of efforts to meet set revenue generation targets in 2019, Customs Commands have started rolling out their performances in the first half of 2019 operational year.
Whereas the Tin Can Island and Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) generated a combined total of N185bn with some seizures, Ogun Customs Command polled N6.7bn with a total of 549 seizures within the period under review.
Explaining more the PRO of Ogun Command, Mr Agbara, recalled additional seizure of over 29, 905 bags of rice in half year, saying the feat is in line with Federal Government’s zero tolerance to rice smuggling on both land and sea borders.
Continuing, he noted that the N6.7bn half year revenue surpassed the N2.6 billion made in the corresponding period of 2018, representing 174.45 per cent increase, adding that even with a half-year revenue target of N3.9 billion, the command has almost doubled its target.
Earlier in another media chat, the PRO of TCIP Command, Mr Uche Ejesieme, linked the feat to sustained adoption of strategic Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) which he said powered the Command’s operational efficiency under the leadership of the area controller, Comptroller M.B.A Musa.
Also speaking, the PRO of KLT, Kayode Wey, said the figure of about N5.986 generated by his command represents 59.2 percent of its target for the year, noting that it is the target on the Command’s controller, Comptroller Morenike Oladunni, to continue the feat following the full compliance and deployment of the Service’s latest Customs ICT application, NICIS2.