Tincan Customs achieves N104.5bn revenue collection in 2018
.Seizes 2 containers of tramadol
By Chinonye Anyatonwu
The Tincan Island Port Command of Nigeria Customs Service ,NCS, said that the Command has generated N104.5 billion revenue from January to April 2018, as against N82.154 billion realised the same period in 2017.
The Customs Area Controller of Tincan Command, Comptroller Mohammed Musa Baba, disclosed this before press men, when he handed over the seized consignment of two containers of Tramadol tablets and a suspect to officials of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration And Control ,NAFDAC.
According to Comptroller Musa, “The Improved collection so far was driven by establishment of standard operating procedure ,SOP, and strong revenue drive achieved through blocking of Areas of revenue leakages”.
He stated, “The Command agricultural products for export by the Federal Government initiative under the review period of January to march 2018 stood at N38.517 metric tones, with Free On Board ,FOB, value of N22.435 Billion, while processed and manufactured goods export stood at N6.945 metric tones with FOB value of N6.711 billion”.
“For the period under review, the total export stood at N45.462 metric tone with FOB value of N29.146 billion, as against the total export of N8.140 metric tones with FOB value of N7.246 billion, the same January to march 2017”.
Speaking on NICIS II implementation, Comptroller Musa, said, “The Command is committed to the transformation of our revenue collection and reporting system with implementation of NICIS II, with additional functionality, which was an upgrade of the NICIS I”.
He explained, “As part of the specific gains with the implementation, we have the biometric Access system and introduction of ‘One stop shop’, Which will enable treatment of declarations with valuations classification and other related clearance issues”.
According to him, “Automation of cargo examination and assignment process where examination officers are assigned examination automatically, is designed to ensure transparency in the inspection process. The vehicle valuation system will further improve with the attachment of valuation note issued to SGD in the system. This will enable quick verification of assessment and duty payment. With these, the full automation of the vehicle will be achieved”.
Comptroller Musa pointed out, “Effort is being intensified under government Presidential initiative on ease of doing business, in order to improve our performance rating. We have made some gains in the 48hours cargo clearance time, some categories of goods are being cleared from Customs Zone within six hours”.