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February 22, 2024

Customs intensifies awareness campaign in Kano, Jigawa

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Area Command, has intensified awareness campaign to promote trade, reward compliance and improve the economies of Kano and Jigawa states.

Comptroller Ibrahim Chana, Customs Area Controller of the command, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

Chana said the command had intensified awareness campaign for its Fast Trade 2.0 programmes aimed at promoting trade, reward compliance and improve the economies of Kano and Jigawa states.

Chana recalled that the campaign was part of the issues talked about during his recent visits to manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders in the two states.

He, however, urged them to imbibe the virtue of compliance as a bedrock to building a track record of integrity in business.

He added that the FT2.0 would reward compliance and facilitate trade by admitting traders based on their adherence to regulations and contributions to trade in Nigeria.

Chana who had visited Pop cola Beverage factory, MC Plastics, Ammasco Oil manufacturing company and others said the system would streamline trade processes, promote compliance, and create a more efficient and rewarding environment for traders.

“I have had course to visit a host of industry players like Pop cola factory, MC Plastics and Ammasco Oil to mention a few and I appreciated them for their efforts.

“I took the opportunity to sensitise them of service features such as the fast track 2.0 option, designed to optimise and streamline their trading activities,” he said.

Chana noted that the command generated N6.9 billion in November, the highest revenue in its history.

Chana, however, expressed optimism that the unprecedented N6.9 billion total revenue collected in November would lead to more collections in the remaining part of 2023.

He also reassured of greater feats in 2024.

“In comparison to last year’s efforts, the command has performed well in terms of revenue generation, trade facilitation, and anti-smuggling operations.

“When compared to the previous year’s record of N2.4 billion in October 2022, the current year’s record is N5.6 billion which represents 126.9 per cent increase.

“This was topped in November 2023 when the command attained the astonishing milestone of N6.9 billion, the highest revenue collected thus far,” he said. (NAN)

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