The Tincan Island Port Apapa received another boost as it commissions some infrastructural projects including the ‘One Treatment Area’ meant to enhance the Operations of the Query & Amendment Department.
An Ultra Modern Canteen and a Mini Sports Pitch was also commissioned in an event which attracted Maritime Stakeholders. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi, while conducting the Zonal Coordinator, Assistant Comptroller General Dahiru Aminu, round the projects, noted that the projects became imperative following the need to re-position the Command to an enviable height in order to add further impetus to its status as the most User Friendly Port in the sub-region.
Declaring open the ‘one stop shop’ the Zonal Coordinator commended the Customs Area Controller for his thoughtfulness and stated that the facility would address the incessant complaints of multiplicity of
alerts, which hitherto was a recurring decimal. The centre will house Query and Amendment (Q & A), Valuation and CIU for the synchronization and harmonization of trade disputes.
Similarly, the Zonal Coordinator, while commissioning the Ultra Modern Canteen and a Mini Sports Pitch, congratulated the Customs Area Controller for embarking on projects with considerable significance to
the well being of the officers/men. He particularly eulogized the Management and Staff of Seven Up Bottling Company Limited for donating a synthetic Mini Pitch as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and noted that it will serve the sporting needs of both officers and their esteemed stakeholder.
On the area of Revenue Collection, the Customs Area Controller declared that the Command collected N31.8 billion in the month of August, 2018. This is against the sum of N28.6 billion during the corresponding period of 2017, representing a difference of N3.24 billion.