The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Tincan Island Port Command, has recorded a revenue generation of N183billion within the last eight months.
The Controller, TinCan Command, Comptroller, Bashar Yusuf, while examining its operations during the period, said the Command recorded the highest revenue of N28billion in the month of August.
Yusuf said the impressive revenue yield was possible as a result of coordinated activities and innovative spirit of the men of the Command.
According to him, the Command has had a sustained high revenue profile since the beginning of the year, having introduced stern measures that blocked all possible areas of revenue loss in the command.
The N28billion realised in August was described as the highest in the history of the command, particularly in the corresponding periods over the past years.
With the N183billion revenue realised between January and August 2017, the sum of N156billion was realised during the same period in 2016, despite global economic recession
The Comptroller said: “It therefore implies that but for the exclusion of forty-one (41) items from Forex window; the Command could have doubled its revenue profile.
“A further analysis shows that the Command is becoming more thorough in its Revenue drive, to the extent that all high yielding revenue consignments are closely monitored to avoid circumvention of procedure.”
Yusuf said the Customs high Command expects so much from the Command, adding that with this, the Command “will continue to develop adequate operational template and modalities that will be capable of entrenching integrity in the acumen of our operations.”