The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tin-Can Island command, Lagos has said that it collected a total of two hundred and seven billion, eight hundred and thirty eight million, four hundred and fifty thousand, nine hundred and seventy four naira between January and October 2016.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Yusuf Bashar who disclosed this while reviewing the operational module of the command recently stated that the amount represented a positive trend in consideration of the prevailing economic recession which had become a global phenomenon.
It will be recalled that the CAC, on assumption of office few months ago, had re-jigged the operational and revenue generating capacity of the Command through some far reaching measures aimed at blocking all identifiable areas of revenue leakages.
During a recent meeting with key stakeholders in the maritime industry, the Controller had charged them to continually educate and sensitise members of their various organizations on the need to support the Federal Government and the Nigeria Customs Service through honest declarations in all their documentation.
According to him, “A major constraint which we have continued to address is the issue of false declaration, deliberate misapplication of harmonized system code on items among other infractions. However, I am confident that with the measures which we have put in place, it will be practically impossible for anybody to manipulate or circumvent the process without being caught.”