|CAC Apapa Area 1 Command of NCS, Eporwei Edike|
The Apapa Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) recorded a
revenue of N74.11 billion in the first quarter of 2015,up from N55.36 billion
generated in the corresponding period of 2014.
Controller of the Command, gave the revenue profile on Wednesday in Lagos at a Stakeholders’ meeting convened by the command.
the increase in revenue recorded in the period under review to the improved and
dedicated approach to trade facilitation adopted by the command.
fact is that we have keyed into the strategic changes made by the management of
the Nigeria Customs Service and the Comptroller-General of Customs.’’
of 118 vessels called at the port in the first quarter of 2015, compared with 130
vessels which called in the same period of 2014.
explained that 48,487 containers were discharged in the first quarter of 2015 in
contrast to 57,908 containers discharged in the same period of 2014.
per cent of yard occupancy was recorded during the first quarter of 2015, while
203 per cent was recorded in the same period in 2014,’’Edike said.
the trade indicators had no negative effect on the revenue generated by the
the revenue boost experienced by the command was mainly due to the improved
processing of documents for cargo clearance.
sparing erring officers and we have intelligence officers who monitor and track
any irregularities anywhere, we tackle them immediately.
appreciate the agents working in Apapa; as a number of them have now seen the
handwriting on the wall and have taken caution,’’ Edike said.
agents working in the command to ensure they worked transparently, as that was the only way anyone could remain in that environment.