Lagos – The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N24.7 billion in October 2015, up from N21.4 billion in September 2015.
Mr Chris Osunkwo, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, made the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said: “When I said in September 2015 we had N21.4 billion and in October we made N24.7 billion, the difference is clear.
“So we are talking about almost N4 billion and that is some good money.
“I attribute the success to quality leadership because when round pegs are put in round holes, the result is usually optimum.
“This resulted to blockage of all suspected and identified avenues of leakages of revenue.’’
The PRO expressed delight that the NCS succeeded in increasing its monthly revenue despite challenges like restriction to access for foreign exchange by occasional importers.
“The right leadership is in place in Tin-Can Island port.
“I think we are lucky to have an Area Controller like Zakari Jubrin, who has been doing well by setting unprecedented records in all areas of our performance,“ he said.
Osunkwo commended Jubrin for introducing `open door policy’ which he said, contributed to the success recorded by the command.
He said that Jubrin spoke to and persuaded customs agents to abide by import rules and regulations.
He said that the influx of human traffic experienced within the port environment in the past had drastically reduced with the assistance of sister agencies. (NAN)