ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Apapa Customs Hits N17.9bn Daily Revenue Collection to Celebrate CG Adeniyi

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By Innocent Orok

The Apapa Customs Command has broken a new revenue collection record with a landmark feat of N17.9billion in a single day.
The amount recorded on Thursday June 14, 2024 is the highest daily revenue collection in the command’s history, surpassing its N8.9 billion daily target.

This unprecedented revenue record is also a cheerful news to celebrate the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR one year in office.

Speaking, Controller of the Command, Comptroller Babatunde Olomu, who disclosed this at at a press briefing in Apapa on Wednesday attributed the success to the intensified efforts of officers to curb revenue loopholes despite a significant decline in cargo throughput estimated to have dropped by more than 50 percent.

He also disclosed that the Command recently intercepted two containers of used clothing and Crusader soap. According to him, “The Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has recorded a landmark daily collection of N17,903,312,598 on June 14, 2024 being the highest since its inception.

“This feat is the beginning of many revenue collection, trade facilitation and anti-smuggling exploits to be achieved in the course of discharging our statutory responsibilities,”

He assured port users and stakeholders that Officers and Men of the Command under his leadership will continue to prioritize trade facilitation and strive to surpass its targets.

He said the unprecedented revenue collection is a way of celebrating one year in office of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR whose inspiring and motivating leadership contributed greatly to the achievement.

“Finally, I want to use this medium to urge port users to always abide by the tenets and etiquette of lawful operations such as obeying the extant import and export guidelines, prompt and accurate payment of duty and promotion of regular engagement in the national interest,” he said.

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