Ondo/Ekiti Customs surpervised 3,991 containers of cocoa- beans export
*Rakes in N149.2m
The Ondo/Ekiti Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has surpervised exportation of 3,991 containers of cocoa beans in 2021 economic year.
The Command’s outstanding performance in export trade facilitation is unprecedented in the history of Ondo/Ekiti formation.
Addressing reporters during a press conference, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Compt H. U. NGOZI gave the details.
Speaking further, she pointed out :
“In line with the Federal government effort to diversify the economy through non-oil export, the Command surpervised unprecedented exportation of cocoa beans.
“Record from the Export Unit indicates that a total of three thousand, nine hundred and ninety one 3,991 containers were exported from January to December, 2021. This shows 25.8% increase when compared to 3,172 containers of cocoa beans exported in 2020 within the same period”.
On revenue collection, she informed,
“With the dogged effort of Officers and Men of the Command from January to December 2021, the Command was able to generate N149.2million with
remarkable increase of 85% when compared to the revenue target of N80.4million allotted to the Command.
“The Command is determined to surpass the revenue target of 2022 by God’s grace.”
Her words :
“It is pertinent to note that these novel achievements were due to the Command’s Officers/Men doggedness and tireless commitment to their Areas of Responsibilities (AOR).
“The Command has a robust cordial working relationship with all the Security Agencies in Ondo and Ekiti States
“On this note, on behalf of Officers / Men of Ondo/Ekiti Area Command, we extend our profound appreciation to the Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC Hameed Ibrahim Ali and his management team for their continuous support and encouragement towards the realisation of this goal.”