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Half Year Report: NCS Generates Over N229 Billion at Tincan Island Port

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Half Year Report: NCS Generates Over N229 Billion at Tincan Island Port

The Tincan Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated a total of N229,321,865,091.16 in revenue from January to June, 2021.

This is an increase of N52.07 billion compared to the N177,249,503,426.94 generated in the first half of 2020.

According to the performance report by the Area Controller, Comptroller MBA Musa, the Command in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, made a seizure of cocaine concealed in 40 bags of raw sugar packaged in bulk.

The Command also Seized two automatic rifles with 164 rounds of live ammunition and have since been handed over to the DSS.

Other items seized include military uniform and used clothing with a Duty Paid Value of N81,857,831.00, among others.

In the area of Export, the total value of commercial goods exported through Tincan Ports within the period under review is N66,294,630,421.00 and a total volume of 100,800.3 metric tons.

The report also showed that Cocoa beans were the highest export commodity with a value of N27,723,651,475.00 while stainless steel was the lowest with a value of N4,000,500.00.

‘’In the meantime, the port access and terminal access roads are undergoing construction, the Command has continued to facilitate the use of Barge as an alternative means of transport for the movement of customed cargo in

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line with international best practices, helping to maintain business and flow in the customs clearance process’’ he said.

He further said that while the Command is optimistic for better performance ratings, the implementation of the e-Customs project and the installation of smart technology at the ports will be a turning point in the digitalization of customs processes and procedures and will significantly boost the Command’s capacity to enforce compliance and generate revenue in line with international best practices.

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FG Inaugurates Transition Management Team to Oversee the Handing Over of ICT Services to NCS

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FG Inaugurates Transition Management Team to Oversee the Handing Over of ICT Services to NCS

On the 28th of October, 2005, an agreement was reached by the Federal Government and Messrs. Web Fontaine Consortium (WFC), for provision, installation, operation and management of IT, Telecommunication Hardware and Software, Training and much more. These systems would enable the Nigeria Customs Service to better facilitate trade and boost revenue collection.

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Today, the Transition Monitoring Team was inaugurated to oversee the handing over of ICT Services provided by Webb Fountaine Nigeria Limited to the Nigeria Customs Service.

Our Correspondent, Abdulkareem Zurmi, has more on the event, which took place at the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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Customs National PRO Addresses Misleading Information on Recruitment

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Customs National PRO Addresses Misleading Information on Recruitment

Reports have reached the Nigeria Customs Service on misleading information concerning zonal venues for the scheduled batch of recruitment screening, which was supposedly signed by Acting Deputy Comptroller General, Mohammed Boyi.

The Customs National PRO, DC Joseph Attah, cleared the air, stating that the Nigeria Customs Service Training and Doctrine Command Gwagwalada, remains the only screening venue.

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The Customs National PRO advised the public to be vigilant, as fraudulent antics such as this are just a means to extort money from gullible members of the public.

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Clarification on venue for the scheduled Nigeria Customs Service recruitment screening exercise

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Clarification on venue for the scheduled Nigeria Customs Service recruitment screening exercise.

The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has again been drawn to a misleading zonal venues for the scheduled batch of recruitment screening, supposedly signed by the Chairman of the screening committee, Ag. DCG Mohammed Boyi.

The NCS Public Relations Officer, DC Joseph Attah said that some fraudsters are bent on misleading the Candidates, possibly to extort money from them.

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‘’For the avoidance of doubt, the only venue for this batch of screening remains as advertised in the National dailies, NCS Training and Doctrine Command, ( NCS TRADOC ) Gwagwalada.
All the Candidates are expected to report there on the dates allocated to their states’’ He added.

Visit the Nigeria Customs Service website www.customs.gov.ng or the Facebook page for the soft copy of the advertisement for guidance.

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