N264.5bn revenue collection : Apapa Customs puts compliance rate at 60 %

From left; Alhaji Isa commending Compt Malanta on exceptional performance :

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N264.5bn revenue collection :
Apapa Customs puts compliance rate at 60 %

* As NCMDLCA applauds Compt Malanta on exceptional performance

From left; Alhaji Isa commending Compt Malanta on exceptional performance :

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Compt Yusuf Malanta Ibrahim has said that the compliance rate by importers and agents doing business at the premier port is estimated at 60 percent.

Compt Malanta disclosed this during a press conference held by Apapa Customs yesterday, on activities of the Command in the first quarter of 2022 fiscal year.

He made this rating while responding to questions during interactive session on the compliance level by maritime traders, following a huge sum of over N264.5billion raked in by the Command.

He explained :
“From the records we have here, you can see that the Command has made a lot of achievements. Revenue collection and trade facilitation are increasing on daily basis, so also is the level of compliance by stakeholders.

“So, at present, we can put the compliance rate by stakeholders in Apapa Command at 60 percent, because we measure it according to the amount of revenue generated and the quantities of seizures made within the period under review.”

The CAC pointed out :
“For instance, we made classical seizures of Cocaine, dangerous drugs and a lot of tramadol tablets last year.
But in this first-quarter of 2022, within this short period, we seized only two containers of tramadol and one container of codeine syrup. So, it shows clearly that the compliance level is increasing.”

In his remarks, the Chairman, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agent (NCMDLCA), Apapa chapter, Alhaji Kasim Isa, applauded Compt Malanta and his officers on what he described as exceptional performance in revenue collection, trade facilitation and anti-smuggling operations.

His assertions :
“This achievement in N264.5 billion revenue collection is another milestone recorded by Compt Malanta in Apapa Command.

“The CAC operates an open-door policy and he has a listening ear when it comes to stakeholders’ engagement. Every month, we have stakeholders’ meeting with the CAC at Apapa Command;  and we can see that he is making a lot of changes to enhance trade facilitation in line with global best practice”.

More so, aside N264.5 billion revenue collection from January to March 2022, Compt Malanta presented impressive score card with over N34 billion realised in export trade facilitation, as well as N1.1 billion worth of seizures made within the same period under review.

 

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