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The Tin-Can Island Port Command of Nigeria Customs Service has recorded Two Hundred and fifty-six billion, four hundred and sixteen million, seven hundred and eight thousand, eight hundred and forty eight naira, sixty eight kobo only (₦256,416,708,848.68) as revenue in 2016. 

The achievements of the Command in the year under review are: 

Interception of large quantity of arms & ammunition based on well profiled intelligence On 15th February, 7th March And 4th April 2016 Respectively And Handed Over To DSS. 

Infrastructural face-lift of the office complex which was hitherto in a deplorable condition. 

The establishment of a well equipped clinic to serve the health needs of both officers and other members of the public. 

Oversight visit of the senate committee on customs to the command on Thursday 27th October 2016. 

Seizure Of Thrity-One (31) Containers of 50kg parboiled rice, falsely declared as bread improvers/flavoured yeast disodium on 19th August, 2016. 

Seizure of 27 X 20ft Containers of Vegetalbe Oil In 25kg Kegs At Emog Terminal on Thursday 3rd November, 2016, another case of false declaration which was entered as disodium chemicals. 

Interception of One Thousand Three Hundred And Ninety Five (1,395) Cartons of Nau Nau Ready to Eat Food Preparations Imported from India. Such as Egusi Soup, Porridge Yam, Beans, Fried Rice, Jollof Rice etc. 

Spectacular Interception of 8 Bags of Unmanifested Substances in 1 X 20ft Container. The 8 Bags Consisted Of 200 fully compressed substances which was handed over to NDLEA and later confirmed to be cocaine with a street value of 2 Billion naira. 

Handing over of suspects To Standard Organisation of Nigeria (Son) For Falsification of SONCAP. 

Handing over of expired medicaments on the 31st of August 2016 and Expired Sweets to NAFDAC on The 11th of November, 2016. 

Establishment of ICT Centre with 30 work-station, fully networked for training/re-training and capacity building of officers and other stakeholders. 

While appreciating the remarkable performance of the Officers and Men of the Command, the Area Controller of the Command, Compt. Yusuf Bashar said the Command has received 4 commendation letters from the Management of the Service in a space of two months. A milestone which the Command will sustain in the New Year and beyond.

“The Command is determined and poised to forge a better synergy and collaboration with the critical stakeholders and other Sister Agencies for the implementation of the Fiscal Policies of the Federal Government. However, we wish to reiterate our zero tolerance for false declaration or other deliberate infractions.”- Compt. Bashar. 

He further state that all areas of Revenue leakages will be identified and blocked, and any attempt by an importer/and or his agent to circumvent the process will be viewed seriously. He assured all honest declarants of the Command’s readiness to facilitate trade in line with global best practices. 

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