Ogun 11 Customs Decorate Promoted Officers
…As Command Rakes N22Bn ’22
BY EGUONO ODJEGBA
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun 11 Area Command yesterday decorated it’s officers and men who were promoted recently.
Customs Area Controller (CAC) Deputy Comptroller Ahmadu Shuaibu who charged the newly promoted officers to rededicate themselves to duty and to see both their enlistment in the service and promotions as a privilege to be grateful for through dedication to work.
This is even the command generated Twenty-Two Billion and Seventeen Million, One hundred and Twenty-Three Thousand and Eight Hundred- and Thirty-six-naira, Yhirty-Two kobo (N22,017,123,836.32) between January and December 2022.
Out of the above figure, Six Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety-Two Million, Give Hundred and Yen thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-One Naira, Thirty-Two Kobo (N6,492,510,631.32) between October and December 2022, corresponding with the period Shuaibu assumed control of the area.
Accordingly, the last quarter of 2022 revenue figure represents 25.44% rise compared to the corresponding period of 2021. Addressing the promoted officers, Shuaibu said, “I want to congratulate all of you once more, this decorations we just made should serve as a glowing memory but one which also tells us to be grateful and re-dedicate ourselves to duty.
“We are a country of over 200million people and part of about 2000 serving in the NCS, therefore it is something we should be happy about and our happiness should give us the zeal to redouble our efforts to serve.”
Also, while attributing the revenue scorecard to deployment of massive intelligence and effective operational monitoring, Shuaibu commended his officers and stakeholders for the increased level of compliance, adding that the command under his watch has also succeeded in bringing onboard otherwise defiant excise operators.
He disclosed that to ensure that strategies put in place to reinvigorate the command’s revenue collecting system, government fiscal policies and monitoring, he undertook a tour of all facilities within it’s coverage, to assess performances.
He explained that to achieve appropriate revenue generation and trade facilitation, the command has raised the level of stakeholders’ engagement particularly in ensuring improved seamless trade in the last three months.
His words, “My officers and Men are also commended for a job well done, our critical stakeholders are well
appreciated for their continuous collaborative efforts and synergy with the Service while carrying out our statutory mandate in the state.
“Recall that I assumed office as Ag. Customs Area Controller of the Command on 6th October 2022, exactly Three months and ten days today.
“Upon my assumption of office, I undertook a two-week tour of the Excise Factories and Free Trade Zones (FTZ) within the command’s jurisdiction. This is in tandem with our commitment to enhance collaboration among the different stakeholders in the supply chains, and subsequently, improve our performance and operational relationship.”
On the revenue generated, he said, “The Command generated a total revenue of Six Billion, Four Hundred and ninety-two Million, Five Hundred and ten Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-One Naira, thirty-Two Kobo – N6,492,510,631.32 during the period under review which is 25.44% increase over same period of 2021”, adding:
“We achieve this feat by deploying massive intelligence and effective monitoring in our operations.”
Giving the breakdown of the total revenue collection for the year, Shuaibu informed that while N5,261,874.355.63 was generated first quarter, January – March 2022; N5,261,874.355.63 for second quarter, April – June; N4.339,081,812.74 third quarter, July – September; N5,923,776,286.63; while the command generated N6,492,510,631.32 for last quarter, October – December, 2022.
Shuaibu used the opportunity to once again thank the Comptroller General of Customs, Col Ibrahim Hammed Ali (Rtd) CFR and the management team for giving him the opportunity to serve in his present capacity as CAC Ogun 2, and for their unflinching support always.