• Sat. May 25th, 2024


Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, leading the Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) orchestrated a strategic luncheon on Thursday, April 25th, at the CAC’s Conference Room. The exclusive gathering brought together maritime practitioners and senior officers of the Command, fostering a dialogue centered on mutual appreciation and collaboration.

During the luncheon, Comptroller Jaiyeoba took the opportunity to express heartfelt gratitude to the freight forwarders and Customs brokers whose unwavering cooperation and support contributed to the Command’s outstanding revenue records. Notably, the Apapa Command reported a remarkable revenue collection of N489 billion for the first quarter of 2024, a notable increase compared to the previous year’s performance.

In his address, Comptroller Jaiyeoba underscored the vital role of sustained compliance in achieving such remarkable revenue milestones. He emphasized the commitment of the present Customs management to creating an enabling environment and extending multiple benefits to stakeholders who operate within the ambit of Customs regulations.

Sir Johnny Ubaka, MD/CEO of Jonka Global Concept Nig. Limited, echoed the sentiments of collaboration and compliance. He assured the CAC of freight forwarders’ unwavering commitment to adhering to Customs procedures, particularly in the crucial area of declaration. Sir Ubaka also took a moment to commend the recent renovations at the Apapa Command administrative building, acknowledging the collective effort that went into the project.

As stakeholders indulged in a sumptuous meal, the atmosphere was charged with positivity and camaraderie. Speaker after speaker reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the Apapa Command and pledged to uphold compliance with Customs regulations. The luncheon served as a testament to the importance of fostering strong relationships between Customs authorities and industry stakeholders, paving the way for continued collaboration and success in the maritime sector.

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