By Chinonye Anyatonwu
Compt. Suleiman Bomai
CAC PTML Command (NCS)
Between the months of January to September 2022, the Ports Terminal Multi services Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) generated a total of N182,103,291,166.00 as revenue against the sum of N165,021.614,645.00 generated within the same period in 2021.
This shows a revenue appreciation of N17,379,074,244.00, which ndicates a 10 percent increment.
According to a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Muhammad Yakubu, the highest increment was recorded in July with 29.9%, followed by May 2022 with 28% rise in revenue collection.
A month-on-month breakdown of the revenue collection between 2021 and 2022 showed that the Command made a total of N15,205,823,545 in January 2021 and N15,713,776,798 in January 2022, showing a 3.3% increase.
In February of the previous year, the comman recorded a 20% increase after raking in N14,075,386,963 in 2022, as against N11,706,947,150 in 2021, while March 2022 saw a 9.5% rise with N21,840,828,908:00 collected, compared to N19,937,869,175 in the previous year.
Although its April 2022 performance of N16,357,509,497 did not match that of the previous year of N17,938,794,417, it however made up of for that in May, following a 28% boost with N22,550,759,092 collected as against N17,606,073,741 made in 2021.
In June 2022, the Command collected N27,029,957,255, indicating a 21.5% appreciation from N22,253,694,223 made the previous year, while July 2022 saw it recorded 29.9% increase, the highest collection so far with N25,389,607,638, when compared to the N19,532,512,815 generated in 2021.
August and September 2022, the Command failed to surpass collections of the previous year after generating N21,766,390,771(-0.3.1%) and N17,379,074,244.30 (-8.5%), as against N21,835,143,596 and N19,004,755,983 respectively.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Compt. S. Bomai who is barely a month in office has reassured importers of Roll on Roll off (RoRo) cargoes of the command’s capacity to process clearance of imported vehicles within four hours.
He said the command will rely on utmost compliance which include sincere declaration, prompt duty payment ,readiness for timely examination, zero level of smuggling and concealment to sustain the feat.
Compt. Bomai urged officers to step up their revenue collection efforts as we move to year end and sustain zero tolerance for infractions.
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