PTML Customs Rakes N71billion As Revenue in 2012

LAGOS: The Ports and Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML) command of the Nigeria Custom Service has said that its total revenue generated for the year 2012 stood at a whooping N71,267,589,007.00 as against the N51,264,053,039.00 the command generated in the year 2011.

Image maker of the command, Mr. Steve Okonmah in a press statement made available to press men in Lagos today stated that the revenue figure shows an increase of N20,003,535,698.00 which is an equivalent of 39% increase over the figure generated in 2011.

Analysing the figure further, Okonmah said that a total of N43,835,737,872.00 went into the federation account while N27,431,851,135.00 went into the non federation account.

In the area of anti-smuggling, the command said that a total of 18 seizures were made throughout last year. “A breakdown shows that 8 of the containers were 40ft while 7 were 20ft containers. Also a total of 3 vehicles were seized” the document stated.

Two out of the 40ft containers were said to be carrying fake drugs and these have been handed over to the NAFDAC. Also three out of the 20ft container were stated to have contained pirated books and these were promptly handed over to the National Copyright Commission.

Okonmah further stated that the foregoing successes were recorded due to the regular meetings between the management of the command and the stakeholders operating in the area as well as the smooth and healthy relationship it maintained with the other sister agencies.

“The command had its share of ups and down, however, the leadership skills of the controller, Comptroller Zakari Jibrin and determination on the part of thr highly motivated officers steered the ship back on course”

While promising an improvement in the revenue drive of the command as well as its commitment to anti-smuggling activities, the Comptroller of the command, Mr. Jibrin warned that tough times awaits fraudulent importers in 2013.

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