Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Nigerian Customs Area 11, Command Onne, Breaks Record, Hits Over N22 Billion Daily Revenue Generation

Comptroller General (CG), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi

By Bon Peters

Nigeria Customs Service, Area II Command, Onne Port, Rivers State says it has recorded an unprecedented milestone of generating ₦22.2 billion in any single day.

In a statement made available weekend, the Command’s Public relations officer, Chief Superintendent of Customs, Lomba Benjamin, also said an unprecedented monthly revenue of over ₦50.9 billion was equally recorded in February 2024 as against ₦40.3 billion generated in previous months and years.

This according to him supersedes the total figure of N118.2 billion collected from January to June 2023.

Speaking on the achievements, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Baba Imam stated that the revenue generated this year has broken four records in the Command.

Speaking further the Area Controller said the feat was achieved through constant Stakeholder engagement, zero tolerance to revenue leakages, synergy, and intelligence sharing, even as he noted the Command has consistently made it clear that the Command would always welcome only compliant traders who were willing to operate by the laid down extant laws and guidelines of importation and exportation.

He reiterated that the Command was optimistic and deployed various strategies to ensure that the revenue generation trend would continue to not only surpass the monthly target but equally surpass the target for the year 2024 of ₦494.8 billion.

“It is worthy to mention that the Command before now has been having weekly sporting activities and in February this year it came to the notice of the Management of Customs and in particular the Comptroller General of Customs.

Hence in addition to the performance in the area of revenue generation/collection, the Command received a Commendation letter to attest to our sporting activities and aligning to the CGC’s work-life balance initiative.”

The Area Controller advised Commands yet to come on broad to key in for the betterment of every individual working in those Area Commands so that officers can be fit, physically and mentally balanced to discharge their assigned responsibilities effectively.

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