Remarkable revenue record : Onne Customs hits N22.2bn daily collection,  rakes in N50.9bn in February, 2024

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Remarkable revenue record : Onne Customs hits N22.2bn daily collection,  rakes in N50.9bn in February, 2024

Receives CGC’s commendation letter

The Nigeria Customs Service, Area II Command, Onne Port, Rivers State
has recorded remarkable performance in revenue collection for the Federal Government, as the Command realised N22,184,899,508.00 ( approximately N22.2billion) daily collection.

The N22.2billion overwhelming daily revenue collection is unprecedented in the history of the Command.

In the same vein, an unprecedented monthly revenue collection of 50,863,053,945.54 (approximately N50.9billion) was equally recorded in the month of February 2024, as against N40,290,755,560.96 (approximately N40.3billion)  generated in previous months.

A total of N124,652,728,187.50 (approximately N124.7billion)
was generated in 49 working days in 2024, which includes January, February and five working days of March that has beaten the total figure of N118,170,072,415.56 (approximately N118.2billion) rerealised from January to June (six months) in the year 2023.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Baba Imam, said the revenue generated this year has broken four records in the Command. In February alone, first is the highest revenue generated in the history of Area 2 Command so far and the highest revenue generated in a single month. Secondly, the figure of February surpasses the monthly revenue target given to the Command. Thirdly, the daily collection made on March 7, is the highest revenue generated in a single day. Lastly , the total revenue of 49 working days in 2024 together, is above six months revenue collected from January to June 2023.

The Command surpassed its daily target of N1,895,862,709.46 billion, which is the first in the history of daily collections in the Command.

This revenue milestone of February 2024 represents 23.3% increase above the Command’s monthly revenue target of N41,235,013,930.84billion, when compared to the same period in February 2023, where the Command generated N17,980,127,317.06 billion, this figure represents an increase of 183%.

This figure represents the highest revenue to be collected in the history of Area 2 Command, as it surpasses the revenue collected in January 2024 of N40,290,755,560.96 (approximately N40.3billion and October 2023 of N38,039,764,327.49billion.

Speaking further the Area Controller said, “this feat was achieved through constant stakeholders’ engagement, zero tolerance to revenue leakages, synergy, intelligence sharing, and we have consistently made it clear that the Command welcomes only compliant traders, who are willing to operate in accordance with the  extant laws and guidelines of importation and exportation.

“The Command is optimistic and deploying various strategies to ensure that this trend continues, in order to also surpass not only the monthly target, but equally surpass the target for the year 2024 of N494,820,167,170.07 billion.

In addition, the Area Controller said, “It is worthy to mention that the Command before now has been having weekly sporting activities and in February this year it came to the notice of the Management of Customs and in particular the Comptroller General of Customs.

The Area Controller and his team received commendation letter from the CGC for their sporting activities

In addition to the performance in the area of revenue generation, the Command received a Commendation letter to attest to our sporting activities and aligning to the CGC’s work-life balance initiative.”

The Area Controller advised Commands yet to come on board to follow suit for the betterment of every individual working in those area Commands, so that officers can be fit, physically and mentally to discharge their assigned responsibilities effectively.

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