Remarkable  feat :  Customs at PTML boosts federation account with N234bn, surpasses November revenue with N20.9bn

The Customs Area Controller of PTML Command

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Remarkable  feat :  Customs at PTML boosts federation account with N234bn, surpasses November revenue with N20.9bn

As Compt Yusuf Congratulates Grimaldi on Berthing ‘MV Great Lagos’

The Customs Area Controller of PTML Command

The Port Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service has made remarkable feat in revenue collection for the Federal Government, as it generated  a huge sum of over N234.3billion in November 30,2023, thereby surpassing November 2022 collection of N213.4billion with N20.9billion, which represents 9.8 percent increase.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Saidu Abba Yusuf, disclosed this shortly after a reception ceremony for ‘MV Great Lagos, a Grimaldi owned Roll on Roll off (RoRo) vessel, expressed optimism in meeting 2023 allotted revenue target for the Command.

The CAC said PTML officers are fully deployed to work optimally in line with the assurances they gave to the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR, when he visited the Command two months ago.

He emphasised that compliance and transparency are important in fast-tracking cargo clearance at all times, as Customs officers are fully mobilised to conduct joint examination from 9am to 4pm with sister agencies, in order to avoid delays associated with seperate examinations by individual agencies.

According to him, “the Command is a model in many areas, including a record breaking three hour RoRo cargo clearance time where there is hundred percent compliance.

“This time release feat is sustainable and has contributed to the achievement of adequate terminal space devoid of congestion in PTML”

The Area Controller added that the visit of ‘MV Great Lagos’ ,a ship with space to carry 2500 vehicles and 2000 containers , 2500 general cargo and equipments, shows the capacity of the Command to receive and process increased number of imported cargoes.

While congratulating the Grimaldi Group for the feat, Comptroller Yusuf advised all port users and stakeholders to be compliant at all times, as a way to enjoy the lawful benefits of trade facilitation and ease of doing business.

Comptroller Yusuf said; “Since my arrival, I have been saying a lot of things about the advantages of being compliant.Once you are compliant, you won’t experience any delay in cargo clearance. When you declare exactly what you have and pay exactly what you are supposed to pay as duties, we won’t delay you.

“The fastest we have done so far in terms of time release is about 3 hours. When a consignee or a declarant declares exactly what he has, examination is quickly conducted and release is quickly done. Within 3 hours, your cargoes are out. We don’t have any cause to hold on to any cargo, as long as the compliance level is 100 percent.

“The most important thing, as I always say, is compliance. When you talk about harmonisation of process, standardisation of process, simplification of process, all these entails that there must be transparency.

“Once there is transparency, it makes our job very easy and the issue of interventions, infractions will be limited and the time release will be so fast.The moment the time release is fast, it attracts more businesses in line with World Customs Organisation standards.

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