For the Month of August 2016, the Tin-Can Island Customs Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) generated N26.2 Billion revenue. According to the command, the figure represents a positive signal “going by the indices of the previous month”.
It will be recalled that the Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Bashar, Y. U had expressed his determination to Institute operational reforms and policies that will guarantee maximum revenue collections.
Some of the measures, according to a statement issued by the Command Spokesman, Uche Ejesieme on Monday includes creating the necessary awareness on the stakeholders towards complying with the Federal Government’s Fiscal Policies in terms of trade.
The Controller reiterated that the full automation and computerization of Customs processes and procedures have helped in enhancing the general performance of the Service; coupled with his insistence that due diligence must be followed in all transactions.
He stated further that the Command Control Communication and Intelligence System (CCCIS) is a way of further enhancing and perfecting operational processes at the Ports.
The Controller stressed that all these measures were put in place to curb sharp practices and for the purpose of re-engineering the entire operational and data system for the actualization of desired results.
Generally speaking, the Controller pointed out that even in the face of the current global economic recession, Tin-Can Island Port will not relent in its statutory mandate of revenue generation through various interventionist methods particularly where infractions are dictated.
Speaking further, the Controller expressed optimism that the current economic crunch will soon become history as there are positive indications, that the economic policies of the Federal Government will soon address some of the challenges presently faced.
In the same vein, the Controller drew the attention of stakeholders to the “Dispute Resolution Committee” of the Command, charged and invested with the responsibility of resolving disputes that might arise as a result of contentions in valuation and/ or classification of goods as the case may be. He enjoined importers and/or their agents to take advantage of it and contest all issues for eventual resolution.
The Comptroller stated that he has given a marching order to his officers and men to be on their guard at all times while ensuring that standards are not compromised.
He thanked the Comptroller General of Customs Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali, and his management team for their untiring effort towards raising the capacity, competence and commitment of officers, which have continued to yield result.