December 5, 2022

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FG commends Apapa Customs N366bn revenue generation feat

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has commended the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) under the leadership of Comptroller Yusuf Malanta for contributing to the revenue drive of the federal government by generating and remitting an unprecedented N366 billion revenue into the federation account in the first half of 2021.

The revenue, according to the command, represents 61 percent increase when compared to the N227billion collected in the first half of 2020.

Chairman, Customs Revenue Monitoring Committee of the Commission, Dr Adekunle Wright gave the commendation when he led members of the committee on a working visit to the command in Lagos on Tuesday.

Wright said the commission does not take the Service for granted given its revenue contribution to the federation account, which he said are shared by the three tiers of government.

“They have continuously supported the three tiers of government through this kind of brilliant performance that has allowed them to contribute into the federation account. It is the federation account that feeds the three tiers of government.

“With this level of statistics that the Comptroller has read out, you can see that we have hope, now that the prices of crude oil is going down, this is our own oil, and we thank him for the brilliant performance that he has continued to bring up.

“We are on a working tour and we have met these records that have spoken for itself that this is the Flagship of the Nigeria Customs Service and the Comptroller is really doing very well here. We are happy to be associated with him” he said.

He assured that the Committee will give Customs and other revenue generating agencies the necessary support to enable them continue to thrive in their revenue generation responsibilities and continue to contribute to the federation account.

Recall that Comptroller Malanta recently received commendation from the Comptroller General of Customs for the seizure of a 1/40 ft container containing 1,427 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products.

In what he described as a sterling performance, the Comptroller General praised Comptroller Malanta for exercising due diligence on the interception and arrest of the banned items.

In the commendation letter signed by Comptroller K.A Olusemire, the Comptroller General was quoted as saying, “By this act, you have demonstrated a zero tolerance attitude for corruption and other vices in line with the policy thrust of this administration.”