The Nigeria Customs Service, Port Harcourt Area 11 Command, Onne Rivers State, has generated #19.8 Billon naira in the Month of October only, 2021.
This information was disclosed by the Customs Area Controller, CAC, Comptroller Auwal Mohammed, during Business and Maritime Writers’Association of Nigeria, BUMWAN, courtesy visit.
The CAC added, “The command has continued to maintain a steady increase in revenue generation due to measures in place to adequately facilitate trade and enthrone due process and fiscal policies compliance by all Importers and exporters in the command.”
“This achievement is through team work with unalloyed commitment to achieve results.”
Compt Auwal Mohammed asserted, “Onne Seaport being a major gateway of imports in Eastern Zone have remained focused, committed and disciplined in line with the Hameed Ali Agenda aimed to facilitate trade, generate more revenue and suppress smuggling activities to the barest minimum.”
His words:. “I have never seen Journalists as threat rather they are partners in progress and contributed towards the stability of the command.”
However, he assured BUMWAN members of solidifying on the on going relationships and commended the association for it’s coherent and purposeful performance.
His words: ” We are happy and impressed about the activities of BUMWAN members aimed to balance reportage.”
The CAC charged BUMWAN members to shun action or inactions capable to dent their integrity and cooperate existence. While, urging members to clarify issues before publication in accordance with the ethics of the profession.
In his remarks, the National President, BUMWAN, Peter Ihejirika, said, ” The essence of our visit is to identify with the success, unalloyed commitment and due process sustained in the command in compliance with federal government fiscal policies which has resulted to seamless trade facilitation, Anti- Smuggling activities and Increase in exports trade and revenue generation.”
Adding, “”Your fiscal policies compliance and Anti Smuggling war at the Port have made Onne Port a restricted zone for Smugglers who engage in an unwholesome trade, as the eagle eyes of your officers and Men Will definitely catch up on them.”