Revenue collection: Onne Customs makes impressive performance  .Rakes in N54.1billion in 2019 .Records N443million seizures

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 Revenue collection: Onne Customs makes impressive performance

 .Rakes in N54.1billion in 2019

.Records N443million seizures

By Udeme Clement

The CAC and senior officers of the Command during a press conference:

The Onne Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Port Harcourt Area II, has made impressive performance in revenue collection, with a whooping sum of over ₦54.1billion generated from January to June 2019.

The Command also made seizures with monetary value of over N443.3million within the period under review.

The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Galadima Saidu disclosed this through the Public Relations Officers, PRO.

He explained, “The amount collected in the first half of 2019 shows increase of 15 percent when compared to ₦46.2billion realised the same period in 2018 fiscal year.

The revenue collected represents 57 percent achievement of the annual target of ₦95.7 billion given to the command in 2019”.

His words, “Within the same period, the Command also made seizures of 34 containers worth a Duty Paid Value, DPV of ₦443.3million.

“These include 2 x 20ft containers comprising 2,200 jerrycans of  vegetable oil with DPV of ₦26,136,496.00; 4 x 20ft containers comprising of 6,456 cartons of foreign soap(detergent) with DPV of ₦74,947,617; 1x 20ft container loaded with 57,300 pieces of machetes worth ₦16,115,234.00; 1x 40ft container loaded with Scrap metal of various sizes worth ₦5,386,979.00; and 24 x 20ft containers comprising of 10,800 packs of corrugated aluminum roofing sheets and accessories worth. ₦290,823,551.00”.

He went on, “Others include 1x 20ft container comprising of 315 bales of textile materials with DPV of ₦18,495,395.00; 69 bags of imported rice, as well as 329 bales of clothings, which amounted to ₦10,725,658.00”.

Talking about export activities of the Command, the CAC informed, “A total of ₦751,221,517.94 was recorded for Nigeria Export Supervision Scheme, NESS.  This is higher, when compared with last year’s record of ₦563,751,085.00 shows that the Command made outstanding feats in export trade within the same period. Period”.

He enthused,  “These feats show determination, resilience and doggedness of our officers and men of the Command. The Command must continue to be a no go area for non compliant traders.

“We have consistently made it clear that the Command welcomes only compliant traders, who are willing to operate in line with extant laws and guidelines on trade policies.

“We have also shown clear resolve to deal ruthlessly with importers and agents who manifest recalcitrant attitude to obeying Customs laws.

“Since we are in a modern Customs environment, we maintain open lines of communication with all government agencies. Information sharing among the agencies goes a long way in assisting us to identify and neutralise all possible avenues that could lead to revenue leakages.

“The seizures made so far are products of synergy between the Command and other units of the service, as well as security agencies.

“These units include Customs Intelligence Unit, CIU, CGC Strike Force, Valuation, Customs Police and Post Clearance Audit. Other security agencies include the Nigeria Police, Nigeria immigration service, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, officers of Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC and Nigeria Navy.”

 

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