Apapa Customs on it Again, Rakes in N37.3bn into FG’s Coffers in April

CAC,Apapa1 Customs Command, Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura

By Sandra Chukwunyere  

The Apapa Customs Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is on it again. 
This time around, the Command is not only being mentioned and celebrated for its known strategic and unprecedented war against anti-smuggling operations but for excellent performance in its revenue generation drive.
The premier Command Apapa 1 has just raked in huge sum amount of money into the federation’s account.
The man behind this  great achievement is the newly posted Customs Area Controller (CAC ) of the Command,Comptroller Mohammed Abba Kura.

The CAC (Abba Kura) has just 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 only) as revenue for only the month of April, 2019.

The Commands Public Relations Officer, DSC Nkiru Nwala who disclosed this recently said that 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 optimum trade facilitation, thereby ensuring total compliance from Stakeholders and  as well frustrating every form of  illegal activities as a driving force to greater productivity.

Kura who just resumed duties at the premier Command has assured stakeholders of continuity, as he equally promised to bring back the traditional Stakeholders monthly meeting of the Command, a platform  through which the Service and its public especially, Freight Forwarders, other stakeholders  as well as the media have using rob minds and  brainstorm on important issues on trade facilitation, efficient port operations and service delivery.

According to DSC Nwala, the new management of Comptroller Abba Kura 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 to be more business friendly for investors to patronize.

Kura said, has also keyed into the government’s policy on fast track of cargo clearance at seaports by ensuring International best practice. 

Investigation dhows 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 Command recorded a total amount of N31billion which was collected as revenue.

In February 2019, a total of N27.5billion was recorded while in same month in  2018, the sum of 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 April of  2018 N28.4billion was collected into the Federation Account.

With this move, Comptroller Abba Kura led Apapa Command is expected to always remain on the leading pedestrian as the premier Command.


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