Nigerian customs

Dedeigbo Ayodeji

The Tincan Island Port Apapa received another boost in terms of infrastructural projects following the commissioning of a ‘ONE TREATMENT AREA’, to enhance the Operations of the Query and Amendment Department.

In the same vein, an Ultra Modern Canteen and a Mini Sports Pitch were also commissioned in an event which attracted maritime stakeholders.

The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi, while conducting the Zonal Coordinator round the projects, noted that the projects became imperative following the need to re-position the Command to an enviable height in order to add further impetus to its status as the most user friendly port in the sub-region.

While declaring open the ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ the Zonal Coordinator Assistant Comptroller General Dahiru Aminu, commended the Customs Area Controller for his thoughtfulness and stated that the facility would address the incessant complaints of multiplicity of alerts, which hitherto was a recurring decimal.

“As the name connotes, stakeholders are enjoined to take advantage of this, especially for the facilitation of Legitimate Trade”. The centre will house Query and Amendment (Q & A), Valuation and CIU for the synchronization and harmonization of trade disputes.

Similarly, the Zonal Coordinator, while commissioning the ultra modern canteen and a mini sports pitch, congratulated the Customs Area Controller for embarking on projects with considerable significance to the well being of the officers/men.

He particularly eulogized the management and staff of Seven Up Bottling Company Limited for donating a synthetic Mini Pitch as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and noted that it will serve the sporting needs of both officers and their esteemed stakeholders.

On the area of revenue Collection, the Customs Area Controller declared that the command collected a total of N31,848,233,590.39 in the month of August.

This is against the sum of N28,603,925,232.47 collected during the corresponding period of 2017, representing a difference of N3,244,308,357.92.