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Customs assures deployment of ICT for revenue collection at PTML Port

The Customs Area Controller of the Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Suleiman Bomai. 

Nigeria Customs Service, the Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command, has stated that it would continue the deployment of cutting edge ICT technologies and application of all the tools of compliance to optimize revenue generation drive.

The Customs Area Controller of the Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Suleiman Bomai however tasked his officers and men to deploy correct tools towards revenue generation while announcing that the command collected N199, 468,482,842.00 between January and October, 2022into the coffers of the government.

In a statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, SC Mohammed Yakubu, Comptroller Bomai, who described the scorecard as impressive, said that while the officers and men not compromising on their duties will not only guarantee maximum revenue collection but will also promote national security and overall protection of Nigerian citizens.

Giving the comparative analysis of the collection for revenue collection between 2021 and 2022, the CAC disclosed that the highest revenue collections for the current year were recorded in June and July.

This, according to him, translates to a 7.7 per cent increase, which is N14,247,021,754.00 over and above the sum of N185,221,461,088.00 generated during the same period in 2021. Further breakdown show that the Command made N15,205,823,545 and N15,713,776,798 in January 2021 and  January 2022, respectively, indicating a 3.3% increase.

The command recorded a 20% increase after raking in N14,075,386,963 in February 2022 as against N11,706,947,150 made in 2021, while March 2022 collection was a 9.5% rise with the collection of N21,840,828,908:00 as against the sum of N19,937,869,175 in the corresponding month of the previous year.

However, in April 2022 the command recorded a lower figure of N16,357,509,497 as against the N17,938,794,417 netted in April 2021, which was quickly made up of for in May 2022 with N22,550,759,092, indicating a 28% rise compared to the sum of N17,606,073,741 collected same period in 2021.

For June 2022, the command collected N27,029,957,255, showing a 21.5% appreciation from N22,253,694,223 made in 2021, while July 2022 saw it record 29.9% increase with N25,389,607,638 collection, when compared to the N19,532,512,815 generated in 2021.

In August and September 2022, the command generated N21,766,390,771(-0.3.1%) and N17,379,074,244.30 (-8.5%) as against the sum of N21,835,143,596 and N19,004,755,983 respectively, generated for the same months in 2021.

The command raked in N17,365,191,676.00 in October 2022 indicating a drop of -14.0% when compared to the sum of N20,199,846,443.00 collected same month 2021.

“As a command, we stand to achieve more for our great country when we are compliant with all our books of instructions like the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA), Updated Import and Export Prohibition Lists, Circulars and other documents of instruction.

“The task of facilitating trade concerning importers, agents, terminal operators, shipping companies and others is critical to our national economic growth. Let’s keep on facilitating trade for the national interest and ensure strict lawfully approved sanctions on lawbreakers.

“I urge you all to keep up the good work as we gravitate towards the end of the year 2022 with anticipation of greater achievements in revenue collection, anti-smuggling and trade facilitation,”  Bomai said.

Ref: http://portnews.com.ng/customs-assures-deployment-of-ict-for-revenue-collection-at-ptml-port/

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