Tin Can Island Port generate N183bn in eight months

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Tincan Island Port

The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N183 billion between January and August 2017, its Customs Area Controller, Yusuf Bashar said.

He said that the revenue for August stood at N28 billion, a development he described as the highest in the history of the command.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Uche Ejesieme, stated that Yusuf had introduced measures that blocked all possible areas of revenue loss in the command, adding that as a result, the command has had a sustained high revenue profile since the beginning of the year.

The statement quoted Yusuf as saying that but for the exclusion 41 items from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s official foreign exchange window, the command would have doubled its revenue profile.

He noted that the command was becoming more thorough in its revenue drive, to the extent that all high yielding revenue consignments were being closely monitored to avoid circumvention of procedures.

The controller extolled the virtues of the Customs management and vowed to sustain and surpass the revenue target of the command in line with the expectations of the NCS management.

Yusuf appreciated the compliance level by stakeholders in the port to fiscal policies of the Federal Government in terms of trade.

Meanwhile, stakeholders have continued to berate the Federal Government on the deplorable state of the Tin Can Island Port access roads.

By Kemi Omosebi