Tin-Can II Customs Command in Lagos generated N6.81 billion as revenue between January and April 2019.
Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Lami Wushishi, made this disclosure on Friday in Lagos, stating that the command generated N735.5 million in April alone.
She noted that all the revenue generated came from the Customs Processing Centres (CPCs) at Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos.
Wushishi explained that the command was able to record continuous increase in revenue between January and March, saying that all revenue leakages had been blocked with the replacement of Nigeria Customs Integrated System (NICIS II).
“The command had a target of N1,432,773,836.56 as monthly target between January and March but the monthly target was increased to N2,256,052,529.25 in April.
“The command generated N3.03 billion in January, February N1. 53 billion, N1.51 billion in March and N735, 57 million in April.
“The command usually generates money from base oil at the Free Trade Zone but the product was not regular,’’ she said.
The controller said she had always sensitised clearing agents on the importance of honest declarations on freight which had resulted in no record of seizures.
Lami attributed the success recorded to the fact that there were no record of seizures in January and April as a result of the commitment of the officers and men of the command
Wushishi also commended the Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, for motivating the personnel of the service.
She again assured of the command’s determination to remain committed to improving international trade and increasing revenue generation for the Federal Government.
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