Nigeria Customs Service’s Tin-Can Island Command Achieves Remarkable Revenue of N716 Billion in 2023

The Tin-Can Island command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reported an impressive revenue generation of N716 billion from imported goods in 2023. The announcement was made by the Customs Area Controller, Compt. Dera Nnadi, during a briefing in Lagos. Looking ahead to 2024, the command has set an ambitious revenue target of N1.130 trillion.

Comptroller Nnadi outlined the command’s strategy to achieve the target, emphasizing the need to generate over N94 billion every week. He labeled 2024 as the “year of stakeholders,” highlighting the importance of collaboration and engagement with various stakeholders in the customs process.

The Customs Area Controller expressed confidence in meeting the set target, citing the command’s successful deployment of capacity-building initiatives for officers and stakeholders in the previous year. The integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) played a crucial role in enhancing efficiency, and the command plans to further leverage technology for improved performance in the coming year.

Compt. Nnadi acknowledged the contributions of officers and stakeholders to the remarkable revenue generated in 2023. He emphasized the commitment to prioritizing stakeholder engagement and conducting regular sensitization exercises to facilitate trade and ensure compliance.

Looking beyond revenue collection, the command aims to promote the export of goods as a vital component for the nation’s economic growth. Compt. Nnadi urged Nigerians to support and encourage export activities, emphasizing their significance in sustaining the country’s economy.

As the Tin-Can Island command charts its course for 2024, the focus on collaboration, technology utilization, and stakeholder engagement reflects a comprehensive approach to customs operations and revenue generation.

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