Onne Customs Hopes On Leveraging Adeniyi’s Leadership Policy To Achieve Target
By Obiabin Onukwugha
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Onne, Area 11 Command in Rivers State says it will leverage on the policy driven leadership of the agency’s Controller-General, Bashir Adeniyi to achieve set goals for 2024.
Comptroller of the Command, Comptroller Baba Imam, made this commitment during an event to mark the 2024 World Customs Day at the command’s cooperate office in Onne, Rivers last Friday.
Imam anounced that the Command met 93 per cent of its 2023 target by generating N313 billion.
According to him, out of its N336 billion target, the command realised N313 billion, representing more than N71 billion increase over its 2022 revenue as at Dec. 31, 2023.
He said the year’s offers an opportunity for the agency to further educate stakeholders on their various roles towards enhancing successful operations.
He further noted that such engagements had, overtime, continued to create serene business environment devoid of rancour as well as erasing circumstances that could impede smooth global trade.
“There can neither be efficient customs service nor effective trade facilitation without engaging our partners whose contributions are crucial to our achievements.
“Customs cannot operate in isolation, hence, the theme for this year’s celebration; the theme stresses the need for interagency and interdepartmental collaboration in the successful delivery of the customs service.
The International Customs Day celebrated every Jan. 26, since 1983 provides opportunity for promoting awareness, recognising customs officials, enhancing cooperation, highlighting challenges/priorities and straightening trade facilitation.