By Ajibola Abayomi,
The Ports and Terminal Multiservies Limited (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa’s profile is on the rise as it has generated the sum of N10.8 billion in the month April.
Subsequently, the command had remitted the money to the Federal Account.
Going by the foregoing, the command looks set to surpass its revenue target this year.
According to the new Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Francis Aditoye, he explained that the rising revenue profile of the command was due the energy the reforms of the Comptroller General of Customs has brought to the Service.
“We have worked directly with CGC and have brought that down and the officers have cued into it. What is happening is the new energy he has injected into the Service”.
He disclosed that the new management of the PTML command has introduced the right industrial atmosphere that has resulted in harmonious working relationship between the command and its stakeholders.
“By that, we are ensuring compliance with our trade laws, while at the same time facilitating trade and collecting government’s revenue because performance is ultimately judged by revenue collected.”
Aditoye further said that the closure of the land borders by the Federal Government was an expression of confidence it has on the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to collect the all revenues accruing to the government and the Service that has raise the ante in it’s revenue collection efforts and anti-smuggling/anti-trade practices.
According to him, the Service has established good inter-agency relationship with other government agencies at the port like the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Police.