New boss tasks Customs officers on higher revenue

The newly appointed Customs Area Comptroller in charge of Apapa Command, Comptroller Yusuf Malanta, has set high revenue targets.

Malanta disclosed this while speaking during the handover ceremony between him and his predecessor, acting Assistant Comptroller-General, Headquarters, ACG Mohammed Abba-Kura.

Malanta solicited the support of officers and Apapa Port’s stakeholders, noting that his predecessor could achieve such a level of success in the command through their support.

“I want attitudinal change so that we can achieve better in this premier port, Apapa. I’m a team player. I’m here to learn more, especially from the officers here. I’m here as an administrator. Most people say I’m already grounded in Apapa, but I consider myself as a brand new officer in Apapa because I left here six years ago and things have changed.”

Speaking on the 2020 revenue collected at the command which was more than one-third of the total revenue realised by the Customs, Malanta said, “Last year’s revenue had little stitches following the COVID-19 pandemic. If we address the issues, we can achieve more this year. There are loopholes and lacuna that we can close to generate more revenue.”

Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole is a Transport correspondent. He reports Maritime, Aviation and Rail/Road Transport for Financial Street.

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