By Innocent Orok
The Apapa Customs Command, the flagship Command of Nigeria Customs Service is optimistic of surpassing its 2023 revenue collection of N1.172 trillion in 2024 as it has set every motion in place to achieve that feat.
Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, Apapa Customs Area Controller who made this disclosure in his opening remark during the decoration of 74 newly promoted Officers and Men in Apapa Area Command on Wednesday, said “the 2023 revenue of N1. 172 trillion was the highest in the history of the command”.
According to him, “the command is set to meet and surpass the N1.8 trillion revenue target which is likely to be assigned to the command this year.
The Apapa Command had six Deputy Comptrollers who were promoted to full-fledged Comptrollers, 10 Assistant Comptrollers were promoted to Deputy Comptrollers ( DCs), 31 Chief Superintendent of Customs were promoted to Assistant Comptrollers (ACs), while 27 Superintendents of Customs were promoted to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSCs).
In his congratulatory message, Comptroller Jaiyeoba admonished the newly promoted officers to put in more hard work in the service of the nation. He said “the newly promoted officers must work hard in meeting the revenue target expected to be released soon.
Jaiyeoba who lauded the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, for his leadership qualities, especially in the welfare of Officers and Men of the Nigeria Customs Service however noted that for the first time the NCS was able to conduct promotion examination and have the results released the same year.
The Area Comptroller also advised other officers who are yet to benefit from the promotion to continually put in their best in the discharge of their duties by assuring them that their hard work will pay off at the end.