Tin-Can Island Customs generates N256.4bn in 2016


The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N256.4 billion revenue between January and December 2016.
The Customs Area Controller, Yusuf Bashar, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Uche Ejesieme.
According to him, this is against N266.1 billion recorded in 2015.
“This figure represents a marginal difference when compared with the figure for 2016, with a shortfall of less than N10 billion,
attributable to some factors beyond the control of the command,’’ he said.
In 2016, the command intercepted a large quantity of arms and ammunition based on intelligence reports on Feb. 15, March
7 and April 4, 2016, all handed over to Department of State Security (DSS)
The controller said that there was infrastructural facelift of the office complex which hitherto was in deplorable state.
He mentioned the establishment of a well-equipped clinic to serve the health needs of both officers and other members of the public.
Bashar said there was an oversight visit by the Senate Committee on Customs to the command on October 27, 2016.
He also recalled that the