The Nigeria Customs
Service (NCS) Tin-can Island Port, Apapa Command, said it generated
about N31.8 billion in August, against N28.6 billion earned in the
corresponding period of 2017, a difference of N3.2 million.
This comes just as the Port got another
boost in terms of infrastructural projects, following the inauguration of a
facility, tagged: “One Treatment Area”, to enhance the operations of the Query
& Amendment Department.
Similarly, an ultra- modern canteen and a mini sports pitch was also opened to boost fitness of officers.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller
Musa Baba Abdullahi, while conducting the Zonal Coordinator round the
facilities, noted that the projects are in efforts to re-position the Command
to an enviable height, to enhance its status as the most user-friendly port in
While declaring open the “One Stop Shop”, the Zonal
Coordinator, Assistant Comptroller General, Dahiru Aminu, commended Abdullahi
for his thoughtfulness, adding that the facility would address incessant
complaints of multiplicity of alerts, which hitherto characterised the
“As the name connotes, stakeholders are enjoined to take
advantage of this, especially for the facilitation of legitimate trade,” he
said, adding that the centre will house Query and Amendment (Q & A),
Valuation and CIU, for the synchronisation and harmonisation of trade disputes.
He further congratulated the Area
Controller for embarking on projects with considerable significance to the
well-being of the officers.
He particularly eulogised the management and staff of Seven
Up Bottling Company Limited, for donating a synthetic mini pitch as part of its
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), noting that it will serve the sporting
needs of both officers and their esteemed stakeholders.
Meanwhile, the Command has also trained the
Association of Nigeria Customs Licence Agents (ANCLA), on End User Certificate
(EUC) documentation guidelines and requirements.
The Customs Area Controller emphasized the importance of EUC
as a regulatory document, and urged importers/and or their agents to
ensure strict compliance with the processes and procedures in the interest of
The zonal coordinator also emphasized the need for stakeholders to build effective partnership by
supporting and enforcing Federal Government’s fiscal policies in terms of
trade, while reiterating his commitment to rewarding compliant
declarants, and to sanction complacence.