The CAC of Tin Can Command of the NCS, Comptroller M.B.A Musa.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has released the data on the generated revenue for the first quarter of the year 2021. In a press release by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Uche Ejesieme, the Command revealed that the
“Revenue earnings for the period under review stood at One Hundred and Twelve Billion, Six Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Three
Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Naira, Sixty-Six Kobo
(N112,695,693,158.66), which shows an improvement of about 21.05Billion (23%)
when compared with Revenue earnings of 91Billion In the first quarter of the
previous year 2020”. The release continues thus “This improvement despite the twin threat to lives and livelihood posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Command have inspired their officers to continue to work hard while observing all the safety measures to achieve the best of performance through the use of Technology and
collaboration. We kept our lines of communication open and concerted effort was made to ensure that the supply chain is not disrupted”.
It goes on to say that “During the period under review, anti-smuggling activities yielded result with a spectacular seizure of cocaine weighing 43.110kg concealed in Raw Bulk Sugar, arrest of 20 suspects in connection with the seizure and detaining of the vessel
MV SPAR SCORPIO. The Command has handed over the case file, suspects and the vessel to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation”.
On trade facilitation the report notes that “The Command has put measures in place with a view to ensuring that Legitimate Trades are given expeditious attention.
Accordingly, the Dispute Resolution Committee and the Help Desk has been re-jigged with a mandate to attend very expeditiously to all Trade related disputes”.
We have also reinvigorated the use of inter-modal transport system (Use of Barges for Cargo movement in line with Global Best Practices”. The report concluded.