In Four Months, Tin-Can Island Customs Generated N117.839bn
The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reported that it generated N117.839 billion as revenue into the Federation Account between January and April, 2020.
The revenue collections represented about N11.194bn increase over the N106.644bn it generated in the same period in 2019.
This came as the command also said it had beefed up its trade facilitation process with the deployment of Time Release Study (TRS) tool for strategic planning in determining the actual time required for the release and clearance of goods from the time of arrival to physical release from customs’ control point.
The Customs Area Controller, Musa Baba Abdullahi, in statement issued on the command’s operations, explained that the TRS remained a strategic tool that was capable of identifying bottlenecks in the trade value chain and also creating enabling environment for effectiveness and efficiency in operations.
On measures being taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the comptroller expressed the command’s readiness to ensure strict adherence and compliance with the extant protocols by of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) towards containing the spread of the virus.
He said, “Even at the onset of this pandemic when pressure, anxiety and general apprehension were the order of the day, the command demonstrated resilience, sagacity and compassion in its approach to the novel pandemic, such that tension was reduced from the psyche of the operatives with confidence inspired that enabled them to attend to their functions without let or hindrance.
“With this pandemic, the command will upscale her sensitisation on the need for Nigerians to fully take advantage of the operations in export trade, especially at this moment when it has become compelling for diversification of the economy for national development.
“We use this medium to remind Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the numerous incentives by the Federal Government in the area of export to draw and attract the consciousness of Nigerians to the advantages in export trade.”