Customs Port Harcourt Area II Command Generates N81.2bn In Q3
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Area II Command Onne Port generated total revenue of N81.2 billion in the third quarter of the year 2019.
A statement by Public Relations Officer Ifeoma Onuigbo Ojekwu, explained that the amount generated surpassed the sum of N69.53 billion that was collected within the same period under review in 2018 with over N11.66 billion.
“This feat in increasing revenue collection is first of its kind in the history of the command.
“It is also as a result of the strategic plans aimed at enhancing the revenue collecting capacity in Onne Port”, the statement said.
The Customs Area Controller, Aliyu Galadima Saidu, has increasingly deployed tact, intelligence enforcement and technology in ensuring maximum compliance by users of the port.
The Command also recorded a total of 66 seizures with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N866 million for the period under review.
Comptroller Galadima is also vigorously pursuing the Comptroller-General of Customs zero tolerance for duty evasion, smuggling and other infractions like under declaration and so on.
He has been reviving proficiency in the area with regards to identifying and blocking all possible avenues of revenue leakages; enhancing capacity building in areas of modern Customs Operations; reinforcing the commitment of Officers and men in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities and assuring to bring to book any erring officer found compromising.
Galadima ensures seizures were successfully accomplished as a result of the renewed determination of the Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) to rid the country of all forms of illegal importation.
He stated that there will be continuous sensitization for stakeholders on the need to be compliant with extant laws governing Customs activities