By Innocent Orok
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) under the pragmatic leadership of Comptroller General, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR is gearing up to surpassed its 2023 revenue collection target, this is as most of the Commands and Units of the Service are raking in huge revenue to the Federation account, despite the drop in importations into the country.
At the Port Terminal Multipurpose Limited (PTML), Nigeria’s leading Roll -On-Roll-Off ( RoRo) port , the command has collected a total of N213, 914, 304, 886 from January to October 2023. The amount is N14, 445, 822,044 higher than N199, 468, 482, 842 collected within the same period of 2022, which make an increase of 7.2%.
The breakdown of the revenue collection shows the highest amount collected in August N31.936bn, N30.521bn in July, N29.129bn in October, N21.346bn in September and N20.336bn in April. Others are N19.840bn in May, N17.082bn in June, N15.843bn in March, N14.748bn in January and N13.129bn in February 2023.
According to the Customs Public Relations Officer of the PTML Command, Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) Yakubu Mohammad, he said the Customs Area Controller , Comptroller Sa’idu Abba Yusuf has promised that, despite the dull in imports, the Command will meet his target for the year.
He said the Command and its officers are working very hard to meet the target and called on all stakeholders to support the open door policy of the CAC to make sure all duties are paid appropriately to government coffers.