Customs Generates N13.1bn From Onne Port In September

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Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.

…Confiscates 400 Bundles Of Used Tyres, Others

The Nigeria Customs Service, Area ll Command, Onne Port, Rivers State, generated the sum of N13.1bn as revenue for the month of September.

The amount is the highest revenue increase to be recorded in the history of the Command

The NCS in a series of Tweets on Saturday said the Command succeeded in processing a total of 18,085.96 Metric Tonnes of export activities with Free On-Board value of $6.44m and ₦10.59m

It said, “The Nigeria Customs Service, Area ll Command, Onne Port, Rivers State, generated highest revenue increase of N13,106,025,050.24 for the month of September 2020.”

In terms of anti-smuggling activities, the Command recorded two seizures of 13 containers comprising 400 bundles of used tyres, 100 pieces of motor radiators, 264 logs of raw hard wood, 100 pieces of car fans and four units of bed trailer trucks with a total Duty Paid Value of N99.91m.

In the same vein, the Service said the Federal Operation Unit Zone B Kaduna paraded smuggled items with N360.22m.

Items seized include155 parcels of Indian hemp, 3,342 bags of 50kg foreign Rice 34 motor vehicles and other contraband items in various locations within the Zone.

The Comptroller-General of Customs Hammed Alli had said the Services is implementing strategies anchored on computerization and other ICT tools for effective and efficient service delivery that guarantees robust revenue inflows to government coffers.

He said electronic-Customs project is being implemented to enable the NCS to perform its statutory duty and security functions by efficient interconnection of all relevant trade ecosystem partners, agencies, regulators for effective trade facilitation and revenue generation.

He said with the introduction of biometric access modification with a definite drive towards strengthening the existing risk management structure, this development will reduce or eradicate the abuse and manipulation of system and thus increase revenue generation.

He said the e-Customs is envisaged to automate excise and export platform which is aimed at enhancing revenue generation drive.

He said the use of e-Customs project for border surveillance through artificial intelligence instrument in monitoring the border areas will effectively reduce smuggling and invariably enhance revenue collection.

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