The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Area II Command Onne Port, has reported a total revenue collection N81,196,697,858.57 in the third quarter of year 2019.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ifeoma Onuigbo Ojekwu, stated that the amount generated surpassed the N69,535,174,318.38 that was generated in the corresponding quarter of 2018 by over N11,661,523,540.19.
She stated: “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 Customs Area Comptroller, 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 N865,926,821.00 for the period under review.
The Comptroller restated his commitment to the enforcement of the Comptroller-General of Customs’ zero tolerance for duty evasion, smuggling and other infractions like under declaration and so on.
According to the command’s spokesperson, the Comptroller Saidu has been reviving proficiency in the area through 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 sanctioning of any erring officer found wanting.
He promised that there will be continuous sensitization of stakeholders on the need to be compliant with extant laws governing Customs operations.