Apapa Customs Records Over N280b in 2017


Sandra Ukele

The Nigeria Customs Service Apapa Area Command has recorded a revenue balance of over N288b naira between January and October 2017.

This sum shows an increase in the corresponding period of 2016 which recorded over N240b naira between January and October of the accounting year.
This essentially means the Command witnessed an increase of over N44b naira, depicting the assiduous work ethics of the government revenue-collecting Agency.

This increase can be attributed to the dynamic and sterling leadership prowess of the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Jibril Musa who firmly insist on and maintains the implementation of all strategies and blueprints devised by the Command to block all revenue leakages while enhancing trade facilitation and security.

Moreover, the command has continued to engage in painstaking and diligent scrutinization of all documents, insistence on thorough 100% examination of profiled cargos that need same, implementation of the Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business and continuous stakeholders engagement for collaboration, interfacing and robust synergy among all government agencies and stakeholders involved in cargo clearance trade chain.

It is also worthy of note that the newly created platform of heads of government agencies in the ports have shown a series of meetings which led to prompt resolution of emerging challenges in the Apapa ports especially in the areas of security and improved vehicular movement along Apapa road .

The Comptroller, officers and men of the Apapa Area Command in line with the change mantra of the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali and his management team are poised to surpass the revenue target as is expected by the service leadership. All patriotic members of the ports business community are assured of a friendly atmosphere as they ensure total and strict compliance to all government fiscal policies.


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