The Tin Can Command of the NCS has surpassed its revenue target in the first three moths of 2018 when compared to the 2017 fiscal year.
The Command collected a total of N76,789,721,107.34 as against N61,839,825,487.91 collected within the same period in 2017 signifying a positive difference of N14,949,895,619.43. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa M.B noted that though the first quarter of each year is usually synonymous with low volume of trade, the migration to NICIS II platform by the Command, also contributed to some hiccups that affected declarations, but which they have surmounted
The Innovations and reforms towards re-jigging and re-engineering the consciousness of Officers and Men towards enhancing efficiency and productivity in line with statutory mandate is yielding results as evident in the quantum leap of the Commands revenue in the first quarter
The Controller however reiterated his resolve to ensure that adequate measures are put in place to enable the Command be on top of it’s statutory mandate, stating categorically that his concept of continuous Stakeholder engagement, training and re-training of Officers as well as trade facilitation models will be leveraged on for Service delivery.
Addressing the team of senior Division 1 Course participants from the Command and Staff on operational study to the Command led by ACG Charles Edike from the Customs Staff College,the Controller stressed that deliberate and concerted efforts were being made to ensure that the policies and programs of the Command is tailored towards achieving enhanced efficiency, while promoting competitiveness in the trade value chain. He pointed out that the Command is at the Vanguard of implementation of the Presidential Directive on Ease of Doing Business as the lead Agency and have strengthened the existing relationship with other security and regulatory agencies for actualization of the Presidential Directive on creating Enabling Business Environment at the Ports.
In his speech, the Commandant lauded the achievement of the Command in the first quarter 2018 when compared with same period in 2017 and expressed optimism that the Controller has what it takes in terms of capacity and integrity to take the Command to enviable heights.
Similarly, he informed the Controller that the Central Theme for the Tour is “ENHANCING THE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY IN NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE” with emphasis on how the Command contributes to realizing same. He stated further that the team would expect the CAC’s presentation to capture administrative set up of the Command, Imports/Exports, Processes/Procedures, Automation and other Operational Tools (Examination, Scanning etc.) major Miles stones, achievements in stakeholder relations, challenges among others.
The Controller in his well researched presentation, gave an overview of the Command highlighting the Legal Frame Work for the establishment of the Port in 1977 as well as comprehensive Information/Data about the activities and statutory mandate of the Command.