The Port and Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has in 2019 surpassed its revenue target by N34,000,489,882, representing 31%.
The tatal sum realized by the Command in 2019 is N159.3billion.
This amount also beats the 2018 revenue record which was N109.6b.The revenue target for the 2019 year was N123.2b.
According to a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC Yakubu Mohammed on behalf of the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Florence Dixon the revenue increase is due to the great efforts put together by the management and officers of the command.
Yakubu also said the increase in revenue is attributed to the rising cargo throughput in the Command, with the partial border closure by the Nigeria government as such the Roll- On -Roll- Off (RoRo) consignments are sustained with due diligence and trade facilitation, hardwork and commitment to duty by the officers and men of the Command.
He added that the high revenue profile became necessary due to the increase in compliance level by stakeholders and importers who prefer using the port to do good business transactions going by its effective service delivery.
According the statement “The Command Area Controller, Comptroller Florence Dixon has institutionalized factors that enable favoured business environment, maintained discipline and efficient coordination to fast track documentations processes without delay. We ensures punctuality and understanding among officers and stakeholders, through the demonstration of good quality leadership by example.
“She ensures that documents are treated with dispatch without complaint from investors or compromise. In addition, officers relationship with importers and their agents, has really encouraged more patronage and productivity.”
According to him, “Comptroller Dixon’s Community Relations exhibits regular interactions with stakeholders, accorded by her open door policy contributed tremendously to her remarkable performance in 2019.”
Comptroller Dixon has assured that, the Command will continue to ensure good service delivery that will bring in more investors, reiterating her commitment to always enforce the zero tolerance of the Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali’s management policy against any infractions and duty evasion.
She said the Command is obviously committed to set a standard to achieve the federal government goal of trade facilitation without compromising national security. Six hours cargo clearance, which she revealed is achievable through sincere and accurate declarations and prompt duty payment,” she assured.
As part of efforts to enhance productivity, the Command has adopted mechanisms to improve on its 2020 revenue driving wheel, and with the cordial relationship with critical stakeholders and collaboration with other agencies to ensure leakages are blocked.