The Customs Area Controller of the Apapa Area1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Mohammed Abba Kura has collected the sum of N37,391,824,523.78 (Thirty seven billion, three hundred and ninety one million, eight hundred and twenty four thousand, five hundred and twenty three naira seventy eight kobo) as revenue in the month of April this year 2019.
The Commands Public Relations Officer, DSC Nkiru Nwala said the Controller has changed his strategy to build on the existing standard in maximum revenue collection he met and promised to renew his plan for uptimum trade facilitation, ensure total compliance by Stakeholders, frustrate illegal activities as a driving force to greater productivity.
Kura who had assured of continuity, has few weeks ago promised to bring back the traditional Stakeholders monthly meeting where the Service, Freight Forwarders as well as the media rob minds to brainstorm on important issues of acceleration of efficiency in service delivery.
Nwala, disclosed that the new management of Comptroller Abbas Jurassic is devising a robust method to promote excellence through the Federal Government’s “Executive Directive” on the aspect of the Ease of Doing Good Business and by making the Command b more business friendly for investors to patronize.
Kura, has also keyed into the government policy on fast track of cargoe clearance at seaports ensure his commitment on the International level.
It is on record that, going by the nation economic imbalance and business degradation, in January 2019 the Command polled N32.5billion. In the same corresponding period under review of 2018, the total amount of N31billion was collected as revenue.
Therefore in February 2019 a total of N27.5billion was recorded and same month of 2018 N24.8billion was earned, however, in March N34.6billion was realized and N25.9billion was generated in 2018. In the month of April this year 2019 the sum of N37.3billion was raked in while in 2018 N28.4billion was settled into the Federation Account.