By Isaac Anumihe
Out of the N310.3 billion revenue target for 2017, Tincan Island Port generated about N287.63 billion or 92.71 per cent of the figure.
According to a document made available to Daily Sun, the port command made spectacular seizures following the repositioning of the command.
The report explains that the Customs Area Controller instituted several reforms in the entire administrative and operational value chain which resulted in remarkable seizures.
“Part of the strategy was on the issue of due diligence and professionalism in documentations and examination of cargo. It was therefore on the basis of the foregoing that the command recorded a total of 2010 Pump Action Riffles during the period under reference. Following these, the Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) was at the command on those three occasions with some members of his management to address the media” the document, said.
The discovery, it said, led to the promotion of five officers of the command who demonstrated uncommon diligence through the detection of arms in the command were rewarded with special promotions to the next rank as an incentive for better functionality.
Also, the command embarked on the construction of special projects last year such as ICT Training centre with 30 workstations fully connected, to serve the training needs of officers and men as well as other critical stakeholders.
“The training facility has been used to train over 958 officers and stakeholders in areas relevant to their operations.
In the same vein, a state of the art clinic was constructed to take care of the medical needs of both officers and other publics. The clinic is fully equipped with male and female wards with a mini pharmacy.
These facilities were eventually commissioned by the Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), who praised the Customs Area Controller for demonstrating exceptional leadership quality” the document, said.