Incredible! Apapa Customs Generates N16,021,660,412.00 In One Day 


THE Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service has recorded an unprecedented feat, raking in a whopping Sixteen Billion, Twenty-One Million, Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Four Hundred and Twelve Naira (N16,021,660,412.00) on 23 February alone.

In a statement issued by the Command’s spokesman (CPRO), CSC Abubakar Usman, he said, “This figure has become the highest daily revenue collection in the history of the Command, surpassing N11.3bn collected on 22 November 2023, and  N10bn on 3 August 2023.”

Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, who described the feat as one of the expected fallouts of the many strategies he has put in place, urged officers and men of the Command to keep up the tempo of zero tolerance for infractions and non-compromise for any violation of the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCSA) 2023.

The Command’s image maker noted that the laudable revenue collection in the face of a declined volume of trade was achieved as a result of weekly strategic meetings the CAC had with sectional heads, to review and evaluate success and challenges, with a view to continually improving on the Command’s achievements. 

He said there had also been more regular stakeholders’ engagements between the Command, sister government agencies, importers, exporters, terminal operators, and all others involved in the cargo clearance and supply chain.

“Under Comptroller Jaiyeoba, there has been a remarkable improvement in the number of containers being scanned, to save time and operate in line with the expectations of modern customs administration”, Usman said. 

The Area Controller, while commending the officers of the Command for their dedication to duty, exemplified through punctuality and integrity, urged importers, licensed customs agents and freight forwarders to embrace scanning more, as the NCS under CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, was committed to maximum deployment of ICT for trade facilitation. 

Comptroller Jaiyeoba described sincere declaration as a mark of integrity that saves time and money, resulting in a win-win situation for everyone, even as he contended that, “not making a sincere declaration is poor business decision capable of causing delays, leading to the issuance of demand notices and denying the declarants of the benefits of enjoying fast track and possible migration to Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status”.


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