Customs Tin-can Island Generates N112.6bn in Q1 2021

CAC Tin- can Command, Comptroller MBA Musa

By Maritime Security News

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tin- Can Island Command has made an impressive impact in the first quarter of 2021, generated a total sum of One Hundred and Twelve  Billion, Six hundred and Ninety-five Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-three Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-four Naira, Sixty-six Kobo (N112,695,693,154.66) from January to March 2021.

It shows an impressive improvement of N21. 05 Billion (23%) from the N91 Billion the Command generated in the same first quarter of last year.

In a statement issued by the Command Public Relations Officer,CSC Uche Ejesieme signed by the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller MBA Musa,  the Command achieved the feat despite the Covid-19 Pandemic that ravaged the entire world.
“The improvement despite the twin  threat to live and livelihood imposed by the Covid -19 Pandemic, the Command has inspired their Officers to work hard while observing all the safety measures to achieve best of the performance through the use of technology and collaboration. We kept our communication line open and our converted effort was made to ensure that the supply chain was not distrupted”.

Comptroller Musa said that within the period under review that his Officers and men of the Command were not resting in their Oasis as regards anti-smuggling war.

“During the period under review, anti-smuggling activities yielded results with a spectacular seizure of cocaine weighing 43.110Kg concealed in a Raw Sugar. Arrests 20 suspects in connection with the seizure and detaining of the vessel MV SPAR SCORPIO”.

Maritime Security News gathered that the Command has handed over the case file, suspects and the vessel to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Officers for further investigation
Comptroller Musa reiterated that his Command is so much committed to trade facilitation and would not compromise in anyway.
” The Command has put measures in place with a view  to ensuring that legitimate trade are given expeditious attention”.
He noted that Despite Resolution Committee and Help Desk have been regigged with a mandate to attend very expeditiously to all trade related disputes.
On the movement of containers through waters (barges), Comptroller Musa said, his comment has reinvigorated the use of inter mirdal transport system, thereby using barges as a means of moving containers out of the Tin Can Island Port.

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