The Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it generated a total of N21.16 billion as revenue in August 2014.A statement by the Controller of the command, Jibrin Zakari, said the figure was lower than the N23.4 collected in July. The statement also revealed that May and June have been the highest revenue earning months for the command with over N26 billion.The monthly revenue collected by the command has been oscilliating due to a combination of factors like government policies and hectic traffic snarl, which slowed down businesses at the Lagos ports.
The statement showed that TCIP Customs collected N21.5 billion in January, N21.6 billion in February, N16.6 billion in March, N26.3 billion in April, N26.5 billion in May and N26.1 billion in June.
The statement also disclosed that a 40-feet container loaded with rugs, used tyres, used clothes, shoes, vegetable oil, carpets and rice was impounded by the command in August, adding that 15 suspects were arrested in connection with the seizure.
In a related development, NCS Comptroller General, Abdullahi Dikko, has extolled the Controller, officers and men of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Ikeja, for the laudable achievements since Usman Turaki assumed office as Controller few months ago.
Dikko said the unit had made impressive mark with the seizures of various brand new cars and other exotic vehicles, describing the feat as quite unprecedented and commendable.
He charged the officers/men to remain proactive in the discharge of their official functions, while operating within the tenets of the service.
In his response, the Controller pointed out that the successes recorded so far was a collective effort of all officers/men of the unit who have supported him since his assumption of duties.
He assured the CGC and his team that the unit would explore all platforms to ensure that it delivers on its mandate.
Source : SunOnline