Tincan Island Port Declares N76.8 Bn Revenue


Tincan Island Port Declares N76.8 Bn Revenue
By Olabisi Olaleye and Segun Kasali

Area Controller, TinCan Island Command, Comptroller Mohammed Musa has declared for the first quarter of the year N76.8 billion (N76,789,721,107.34) signifying a positive difference of N14,949,895,619.43 as against N61.8 billion (N61,839,825,487.91) it generated between January and March 2017.
This was disclosed while delivering a paper on the “General Overview of the Command” before a delegation of participants of Senior Division Course 1 / 2018 from the Command and Staff College Gwagwalada led by the Commandant ACG Charles Edike.
Speaking , the Controller noted  that though the first quarter of each year is usually synonymous with low volume of trade, the migration to NICIS II platform by the Command also contributed to some hiccups that affected declarations, but have been surmounted.
However, he reiterated his resolve to ensure that adequate measures are put in place to enable the Command be on top of it’s statutory mandate, saying categorically that his concept of continuous stakeholders’ engagement, training and re-training of officers as well as Trade Facilitations models would be leveraged on for Service Delivery.
Controller Musa stressed that deliberate and concerted efforts were being made to ensure that the policies and programs of the Command is tailored towards achieving enhanced efficiency, while promoting competitiveness in the trade value chain.  While pointing out that the Command is at the Vanguard of implementation of the Presidential Directive on Ease of Doing Business as the lead Agency and have strengthened the existing Relationship with other Security/Regulatory Agencies for  actualization of the Presidential Directive on creating Enabling Business Environment at the Ports.