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  •  The Nigeria Customs Service NCS Port Harcourt Area ll Command Onne Port has generated N115 26 billion between January and June 2021 The Customs Area Controller Mr Auwal Mohammed made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos The statement was signed by the spokesperson for the command Mrs Ifeoma Ojekwu Mohammed said that the figure showed a remarkable difference when compared with N78 17 billion collected in the first half of 2021 and N46 67 billion in the same period of 2020 Further comparison indicates 147 per cent increase above the 2020 collection and 47 per cent increase above 2021 figure showing differences of N37 09 billion and N68 59 billion for 2021 and 2020 respectively Under my watch the command s revenue collection showed an upward progression on monthly basis resulting in the cumulative differences recorded for the three years juxtaposed he said On anti smuggling and enforcement Mohammed said that during the period under review the command made 28 seizures comprising of nine containers with a Duty Paid Valued of N531 39 million This half year s number of seizures is higher than 20 seizures made between January and June 2021 he said Mohammed said that among the seized items were machetes brought into the country without end user certificate military wears vegetable oil whisky soap and used clothing He said that other seizures recorded included used tyres foreign parboiled rice tomato paste used vehicle parts and other items either classified as prohibited or for which duty payment were being evaded On export Mohammed said that a total of 876 775 60 metric tonnes with 495 384 221 99 free on board FOB value translating to N203 969 499 562 18 and Nigeria Export Supervision Scheme NESS value of N1 075 060 914 52 were processed through the command in the period under review The 2022 export statistics showed an improvement on the 2021 figures which is a fallout of my trade facilitation strategies Comparatively as of June 2021 the command processed 331 356 40 metric tonnes with free on board FOB value of 141 422 075 87 The FOB value in naira was N58 229 125 518 73 with NESS value of N260 150 300 13 he said Mohammed noted that the Federal Government had approved a Domestic Export Warehouse DEW at Onne He said that the DEW would enhance opportunities for exporters to process and package their exports including packaging while enjoying the seamlessness of export cargo warehouse in Onne directly to vessels Due diligence by regulatory and government agencies functions including Customs examination shall be conducted in the DEW facility and the command has aligned with ahead of it s full take off he said Mohammed added that the revenue seizure and export figures coming at the end of first half of the year attested to a good outcome from their efforts Compliant traders are our partners in progress Indeed we as a service in this command will continue to lawfully support them It is also expedient to appreciate other agencies of government for their cooperation intelligence sharing and camaraderie in implementing government policies to enhance national security and economc interests he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Customs Onne Port command generates N115.26bn in H1
     The Nigeria Customs Service NCS Port Harcourt Area ll Command Onne Port has generated N115 26 billion between January and June 2021 The Customs Area Controller Mr Auwal Mohammed made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos The statement was signed by the spokesperson for the command Mrs Ifeoma Ojekwu Mohammed said that the figure showed a remarkable difference when compared with N78 17 billion collected in the first half of 2021 and N46 67 billion in the same period of 2020 Further comparison indicates 147 per cent increase above the 2020 collection and 47 per cent increase above 2021 figure showing differences of N37 09 billion and N68 59 billion for 2021 and 2020 respectively Under my watch the command s revenue collection showed an upward progression on monthly basis resulting in the cumulative differences recorded for the three years juxtaposed he said On anti smuggling and enforcement Mohammed said that during the period under review the command made 28 seizures comprising of nine containers with a Duty Paid Valued of N531 39 million This half year s number of seizures is higher than 20 seizures made between January and June 2021 he said Mohammed said that among the seized items were machetes brought into the country without end user certificate military wears vegetable oil whisky soap and used clothing He said that other seizures recorded included used tyres foreign parboiled rice tomato paste used vehicle parts and other items either classified as prohibited or for which duty payment were being evaded On export Mohammed said that a total of 876 775 60 metric tonnes with 495 384 221 99 free on board FOB value translating to N203 969 499 562 18 and Nigeria Export Supervision Scheme NESS value of N1 075 060 914 52 were processed through the command in the period under review The 2022 export statistics showed an improvement on the 2021 figures which is a fallout of my trade facilitation strategies Comparatively as of June 2021 the command processed 331 356 40 metric tonnes with free on board FOB value of 141 422 075 87 The FOB value in naira was N58 229 125 518 73 with NESS value of N260 150 300 13 he said Mohammed noted that the Federal Government had approved a Domestic Export Warehouse DEW at Onne He said that the DEW would enhance opportunities for exporters to process and package their exports including packaging while enjoying the seamlessness of export cargo warehouse in Onne directly to vessels Due diligence by regulatory and government agencies functions including Customs examination shall be conducted in the DEW facility and the command has aligned with ahead of it s full take off he said Mohammed added that the revenue seizure and export figures coming at the end of first half of the year attested to a good outcome from their efforts Compliant traders are our partners in progress Indeed we as a service in this command will continue to lawfully support them It is also expedient to appreciate other agencies of government for their cooperation intelligence sharing and camaraderie in implementing government policies to enhance national security and economc interests he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Customs Onne Port command generates N115.26bn in H1
    Economy3 months ago

    Customs Onne Port command generates N115.26bn in H1

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Port Harcourt Area ll Command, Onne Port, has generated N115.26 billion between January and June 2021.

    The Customs Area Controller, Mr Auwal Mohammed, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

    The statement was signed by the spokesperson for the command, Mrs Ifeoma Ojekwu.

    Mohammed said that the figure showed a remarkable difference when compared with N78.17 billion collected in the first half of 2021 and N46.67 billion in the same period of 2020.

    “Further comparison indicates 147 per cent increase above the 2020 collection and 47 per cent increase above 2021 figure, showing differences of N37.09 billion and N68.59 billion for 2021 and 2020, respectively.

    “Under my watch, the command’s revenue collection showed an upward progression on monthly basis resulting in the cumulative differences recorded for the three years juxtaposed,” he said.

    On anti-smuggling and enforcement, Mohammed said that during the period under review the command made 28 seizures, comprising of nine containers, with a Duty Paid Valued of N531.39 million.

    “This half year’s number of seizures is higher than 20 seizures made between January and June 2021,” he said.

    Mohammed said that among the seized items were machetes brought into the country without end-user certificate, military wears, vegetable oil, whisky, soap and used clothing.

    He said that other seizures recorded included used tyres, foreign parboiled rice, tomato paste, used vehicle parts and other items, either classified as prohibited or for which duty payment were being evaded.

    On export, Mohammed said that a total of 876,775.60 metric tonnes with $495,384,221.99 free on board (FOB), value, translating to N203,969,499,562.18 and Nigeria Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) value of N1,075,060,914.52 were processed through the command in the period under review.

    “The 2022 export statistics showed an improvement on the 2021 figures which is a fallout of my trade facilitation strategies .

    “Comparatively, as of June 2021, the command processed 331,356.40 metric tonnes, with free on board (FOB) value of $141,422,075.87.

    ”The FOB value in naira was N58,229,125,518.73 with NESS value of N260,150,300.13,” he said.

    Mohammed noted that the Federal Government had approved a Domestic Export Warehouse (DEW) at Onne.

    He said that the DEW would enhance opportunities for exporters to process and package their exports, including packaging, while enjoying the seamlessness of export cargo warehouse in Onne directly to vessels.

    “Due diligence by regulatory and government agencies functions, including Customs examination shall be conducted in the DEW facility and the command has aligned with ahead of it’s full take off,” he said.

    Mohammed added that the revenue, seizure and export figures coming at the end of first half of the year attested to a good outcome from their efforts.

    “Compliant traders are our partners in progress. Indeed, we as a service in this command will continue to lawfully support them .

    “It is also expedient to appreciate other agencies of government for their cooperation, intelligence sharing and camaraderie in implementing government policies to enhance national security and economc interests,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service FCT IRS says that funding the FCT budget from a 100 percent internally generated revenue IGR source is possible through collaboration and synergy with other revenue generating agencies income in the territory The interim CEO of the service Mr Haruna Abdullahi said this in a statement Corporate Communications FCT IR Malam Mustapha Sumaila on Sunday in Abuja Abdullahi declared this when he received a delegation from the Directorate of Road Traffic Services DRTS led by Alhaji Wadata Bodinga at the service headquarters in Abuja He explained that the service has been advocating the course of harmonizing the revenues of all revenue generating agencies in the FCT with a view to blocking leaks addressing multiple taxation and growing the revenue base in the FCT According to him the effort will be made by the Federal Capital Territory to have the capacity to finance its budget solely through the IGR We hope to see the FCTA finance their budget 100 percent with the IGR so that what comes from the Federal Government as an appropriation is a surplus for them From management to the board and all other stakeholders this is what we want and we will be excited about this development talking about it and finding solutions We are passionate about harmonization I mean harmonizing the entire collection process he explained The interim CEO assured the team of continued support for the service and stated that the FCT IRS has been working tirelessly to grow and improve the revenue base at FCT He said that in light of this he would continue to extend the hand of friendship to all revenue generating agencies in the territory Abdullahi also said the service would review DRTS priorities to identify more areas for sustainable collaboration to improve revenue generation Previously the DRTS director said the visit targeted three main areas of collaboration support and training Bodinga stated that DRTS under his leadership was committed to ensuring safety and order at the FCT as well as strengthening the existing collaboration between DRTS and FCT IRS to drive revenue generation On the benefits of the collaboration between DRTS and the Service the Director in charge of ICT of the FCT IRS Oduba Oduba explained that it would help facilitate the exchange of data between the revenue generating agencies Oduba also said that the collaboration would improve road infrastructure through the revenue generated In addition DRTS Head of Planning Research and Statistics Mr Wale Durojaye expressed DRTS s willingness to provide data reports and projections necessary to facilitate the FCT IRS collection In the meantime a committee had been formed to articulate and harmonize areas of possible collaboration between the two organizations with a view to boosting revenue collection The members are Mr Malik Tukur Director of Taxation FCT IRS Oduba Oduba Director in charge of ICT FCT IRS while the Head of Planning Research and Statistics DRTS Mr Wale Durojaye and DRTS Head of ICT Mr Auwal Mohammed are also part of the committee
    Funding FCT budget with 100℅ IGR possible – Official
      The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service FCT IRS says that funding the FCT budget from a 100 percent internally generated revenue IGR source is possible through collaboration and synergy with other revenue generating agencies income in the territory The interim CEO of the service Mr Haruna Abdullahi said this in a statement Corporate Communications FCT IR Malam Mustapha Sumaila on Sunday in Abuja Abdullahi declared this when he received a delegation from the Directorate of Road Traffic Services DRTS led by Alhaji Wadata Bodinga at the service headquarters in Abuja He explained that the service has been advocating the course of harmonizing the revenues of all revenue generating agencies in the FCT with a view to blocking leaks addressing multiple taxation and growing the revenue base in the FCT According to him the effort will be made by the Federal Capital Territory to have the capacity to finance its budget solely through the IGR We hope to see the FCTA finance their budget 100 percent with the IGR so that what comes from the Federal Government as an appropriation is a surplus for them From management to the board and all other stakeholders this is what we want and we will be excited about this development talking about it and finding solutions We are passionate about harmonization I mean harmonizing the entire collection process he explained The interim CEO assured the team of continued support for the service and stated that the FCT IRS has been working tirelessly to grow and improve the revenue base at FCT He said that in light of this he would continue to extend the hand of friendship to all revenue generating agencies in the territory Abdullahi also said the service would review DRTS priorities to identify more areas for sustainable collaboration to improve revenue generation Previously the DRTS director said the visit targeted three main areas of collaboration support and training Bodinga stated that DRTS under his leadership was committed to ensuring safety and order at the FCT as well as strengthening the existing collaboration between DRTS and FCT IRS to drive revenue generation On the benefits of the collaboration between DRTS and the Service the Director in charge of ICT of the FCT IRS Oduba Oduba explained that it would help facilitate the exchange of data between the revenue generating agencies Oduba also said that the collaboration would improve road infrastructure through the revenue generated In addition DRTS Head of Planning Research and Statistics Mr Wale Durojaye expressed DRTS s willingness to provide data reports and projections necessary to facilitate the FCT IRS collection In the meantime a committee had been formed to articulate and harmonize areas of possible collaboration between the two organizations with a view to boosting revenue collection The members are Mr Malik Tukur Director of Taxation FCT IRS Oduba Oduba Director in charge of ICT FCT IRS while the Head of Planning Research and Statistics DRTS Mr Wale Durojaye and DRTS Head of ICT Mr Auwal Mohammed are also part of the committee
    Funding FCT budget with 100℅ IGR possible – Official
    Economy7 months ago

    Funding FCT budget with 100℅ IGR possible – Official

    The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) says that funding the FCT budget from a 100 percent internally generated revenue (IGR) source is possible through collaboration and synergy with other revenue-generating agencies. income in the territory.

    The interim CEO of the service, Mr. Haruna Abdullahi, said this in a statement, Corporate Communications, FCT-IR, Malam Mustapha Sumaila, on Sunday in Abuja.

    Abdullahi declared this when he received a delegation from the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) led by Alhaji Wadata Bodinga, at the service headquarters in Abuja.

    He explained that the service has been advocating the course of harmonizing the revenues of all revenue-generating agencies in the FCT with a view to blocking leaks, addressing multiple taxation and growing the revenue base in the FCT.

    According to him, the effort will be made by the Federal Capital Territory to have the capacity to finance its budget solely through the IGR.

    “We hope to see the FCTA finance their budget 100 percent with the IGR, so that what comes from the Federal Government as an appropriation is a surplus for them.

    “From management to the board and all other stakeholders, this is what we want and we will be excited about this development, talking about it and finding solutions.

    "We are passionate about harmonization, I mean harmonizing the entire collection process," he explained.

    The interim CEO assured the team of continued support for the service and stated that the FCT-IRS has been working tirelessly to grow and improve the revenue base at FCT.

    He said that in light of this, he would continue to extend the hand of friendship to all revenue-generating agencies in the territory.

    Abdullahi also said the service would review DRTS priorities to identify more areas for sustainable collaboration to improve revenue generation.

    Previously, the DRTS director said the visit targeted three main areas of collaboration, support and training.

    Bodinga stated that DRTS under his leadership was committed to ensuring safety and order at the FCT, as well as strengthening the existing collaboration between DRTS and FCT-IRS to drive revenue generation.

    On the benefits of the collaboration between DRTS and the Service, the Director in charge of ICT of the FCT-IRS, Oduba Oduba, explained that it would help facilitate the exchange of data between the revenue generating agencies.

    Oduba also said that the collaboration would improve road infrastructure through the revenue generated.

    In addition, DRTS Head of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Wale Durojaye, expressed DRTS's willingness to provide data, reports and projections necessary to facilitate the FCT-IRS collection.

    In the meantime, a committee had been formed to articulate and harmonize areas of possible collaboration between the two organizations with a view to boosting revenue collection.

    The members are Mr. Malik Tukur, Director of Taxation, FCT-IRS; Oduba Oduba, Director in charge of ICT, FCT-IRS, while the Head of Planning, Research and Statistics, DRTS, Mr. Wale Durojaye, and DRTS Head of ICT, Mr. Auwal Mohammed, are also part of the committee.