signed by Command’s Public Relations Officer, stated that the Nigeria Customs
Service’s Tincan Island Headquarters, NCS, has deployed its ‘Time Release Tool
Analysis,’ TRS, for strategic planning to assess the exact period needed for
the release and clearance of merchandise, from the time of arrival to the
physical release from customs control.
strategic instrument capable of finding bottlenecks in the supply chain of
trade and providing an encouraging climate for productivity and quality in
strength of the tool and other factors that allowed the Command to realize a
total of N117.8 billion between January and April 2020, despite the COVID-19
pandemic which has posed a great challenge. The figure is against the sum
of N106.6billion generated during the
same period in 2019.
on challenges amidst the COVID-19, the Command reiterated the readiness of its
officer and men to ensure adherence and compliance with the extant protocols by
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and World Health Organization, WHO,
towards containing the spread of the virus.
prior to the declaration of the virus as a pandemic disease, the Command had
conducted series of seminars and awareness campaigns, targeted at sensitising
the officers/men as well as stakeholders on measures to adopt in dealing with
the menace. These measures according to the CAC would be sustained even after
the COVID-19 era.
pandemic when pressure, anxiety and general apprehension was the order of the
day, the Command demonstrated resilience, sagacity and compassion in its approach
to the novel pandemic, such that tension was reduced from the psyche of the
operatives with confidence inspired that enabled them to attend to their
functions without let or hindrance.
upscale her sensitisation on the need for Nigerians to fully take advantage of
the operations in export trade, especially at this moment when it has become
compelling for diversification of the economy for national development.
NCS trade facilitation, saying, “We use this medium to remind Nigerians to
seize the opportunity of the numerous incentives by the Federal Government in
the area of export, to draw and attract the consciousness of Nigerians to the
advantages in export trade.
have generated statistical data on the actual time declarations were made up
till the time of release from Customs Control. It is on the basis of this that
the Command realised that the Nigeria Customs Service is only involved in two
major functions in the Trade Value Chain (Examination and Release of Cargo)
from Customs Control. The unwavering commitment of the Command necessitated the
need to work assiduously towards it.
the few obstacles that militate against the results, the Command would not let
its guards down in the fulfillment of its official mandate.
and promote a culture of compliance with fiscal and monetary policies, while
also rewarding traders who are compliant.