Customs generates N242bn revenue at Onne Port in 2022

Alade Abayomi ADeleke
Alade Abayomi ADeleke

The Nigeria Customs Service has said it generated N242,090,629,309.60k revenue in 2022.The Area Controller Nigeria Customs Service Area ll Command Onne Port, Comptroller Auwal Mohammed made this known, attributing the revenue collection to three key operational indices.Vanguard reported that according to Mohammed, the factors were regular stakeholders engagement, increased compliance level of the port users and non compromise on the part of his officers.He said the periodic meetings with importers, exporters, terminal operators, licensed customs agents and freight forwarders afforded his command the opportunity of regularly enlightening them on the import and export fiscal guidelines and prohibitions. While lauding the stakeholders for their commendable compliance level, Comptroller Mohammed urged them to sustain and improve on it.The CAC said revenue collection in the command has been on the increase since he assumed duty in 2020, in comparison with the prior years of 2020 and 2021, when he assumed control.According to him, the command collected N118.959,214,999.48bn in 2020 and N188.666,483,199.10bn in 2021 under his watch. He explained that alerts on cargo were meant to put customs officers in check and not necessarily targeted at the agents and importers, as it is erroneously assumed.

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