Apapa Customs command generates N16bn in one day

The Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday February 23, 2024 recorded another revenue collection milestone by generating N16 billion.

The amount is the highest daily revenue collection in the history of the command surpassing the N11.3 billion collected on November 22, 2023.

Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, who described the revenue as “one of the expected fallouts of the many strategies he has put in place”, urged officers and men of the command to keep up the tempo of zero tolerance for infractions and compromise of the Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023.

“The laudable revenue collection in the face of declined volume of trade was achieved as a result of weekly strategy meetings between the CAC and sectional heads to review and evaluate success and challenges with a view to continually improving on the command’s achievements.

“There have also been more regular stakeholder engagements between the command, sister government agencies, importers, exporters, terminal operators, and all others involved in the cargo clearance and supply chain.

“Under Comptroller Jaiyeoba, there has been a remarkable improvement in the number of containers being scanned to save time and operate in line with the expectations of modern customs administration,” the command said in a statement issued on Tuesday.