By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin-Can Island Command, Lagos has generated a total sum of N104.5 Billion between January and April. 2018.
With the amount, the command recorded a performance rate of 90.09 percent of its projected collection of N116 Billiom for the period under review.
Comptroller of the Command Musa Muhammed Abdulahi made the disclosure during a press briefing on the giant stride recorded by the command within the period under review.
Musa stated that the sum of N82.154 Billion was generated within the same period in 2017,adding that there is an improvement to the tune of N22.63 Billion equivalent to an improvement of about 27.61 percent.
He attributed the achievement to the establishment of standard operating procedure (SOP) and strong revenue drive of the command.
Musa explained that the strong revenue drive was achieved through the blockage of areas of revenue leakages.
His words, ” The revenue collection for the period under review January-April 2018 amounted to the sum of N104.5 Billion as against a projection collection of the sum of N116 Billion, recording a performance rate of 90.09%.
A comparative analysis against collection of the previous year 2017 for the same period in the sum of N28.154 billion there is an improvement of about 27.61%.
The improved collection so far has been driven by the establishment of standard operating procedure (SOP) and strong revenue drive achieved through blocking of Areas of revenue leakages “.
The Comptroller said the command is committed to the transformation of its revenue collection and reporting system with the implementation of NCIS 2 with additional functionality, which is an upgrade of NCIS I.
Musa listed the gains of the NCIS 2 to include Biometric Access System and introduction of a One Shop, which will enable treatment of declarations with valuations, classification and other related clearance issues/ queries.
Speaking on the automaton of the Cargo examination and assignment process where examination officers are assigned examination automatically, Musa hinted that it was designed to ensure transparency in the inspection process.
He added that the Vehicle Valuation System is being further improved with the attachment of the Valuation Note issued to the SGD in the system, stressing that it will enable a quick verification of assessment and duty payment.