Customs  decorates 24 officers at KLT command with new ranks.

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Customs  decorates 24 officers at KLT command with new ranks.

Segun Oladipupo    |   

Not less than 24 officers were recently decorated with their new ranks at the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT ) command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

17 out of the 24 officers were promoted to the rank of Deputy Superitendent of Customs (DSC).

Recall that the Customs board recently approved the promotion of some senior officers across board in the Service. 

Deputy Comptroller (DC) and Assistant Superintendent of Customs 1 (ASC 1) have two officers apiece.

Others include one Assistant Comptroller (AC) , Superintendent of Customs (SC) and Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC Ii).

In a statement made available to our correspondent, Customs Area Controller in charge of KLT, Comptroller Morenike Oladunni has called on the promoted offucers to justify their new ranks.

She added that promotion of officers called for more responsibilities and greater efficiency.

Comptroller Oladunni charged the beneficiaries to develop more skills in the core competence of the service with a view to improving the primary values of the command and the Service in general.

While commending the management of the Service for ensuring transparency in the promotion exercise, she noted that it was an improvement on the method of writing promotion examinations for the Service.

The  Controller expressed satisfaction in the area of revenue generation of the command which she  likened to the dynamic relationship between both internal and external stakeholders, among other factors.

She was quoted in the statement saying, “The tremendous achievements noted in the steady rise in revenue collected by the command despite the excessive traffic gridlocks caused by the bad road networks, in and around the command terminals, can be attributed and not limited to one; a robust and dynamic relationship by both internal and external stakeholders, which has led to high level of compliance.

“Two, 100% physical examination of all containers by examiners and releasing officers and effective use of the NICIS ii programme.

“Three, good interpersonal and cordial relationship with sister units and other agencies within the port and astute resolve of officers to block all forms of revenue leakage.”

The Area Controller further lauded efforts of stakeholders who make use of the command’s facilities in spite of the challenges they encounter while transporting their containers to the terminals.
She called on the business players to desist from all forms of malpractices and to make truthful declarations in order to continue to enjoy seamless clearance of cargo.

The command raked in a total of N10,203, 507, 971.00. in the first half of the year 2020.

Revenue collected in the first half of the year 2020, indicates a steady progression in the last three years.

A breakdown of revenue collected between January and June of 2020 compared to 2019 and 2018 at the command are as follows:

The command raked in N1.905b in January 2020 against N869.2m in 2019 and N641.3m in 2018.

In February 2020,  the command raked in N2.08b while in 2019 collected N722.9m and N713.9m in 2018.

In March 2020, the command recorded N1.83b while in 2019, it collected N1.1b and N940m in 2018.

In April 2020, a total of N1.16b was collected while N1.12b and N521m in 2019 and 2018 respectively.

In May, the command recorded a whooping N1.43b and in 2019 collected N1.12b and N855m in 2018.

And in June , the command recorded N1.78b against N999m and N1.09b of 2019 and 2018 respectively

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