Stakeholders Describe Comptroller Oloyede as an Officer with A Midas Touch

Comptroller Olakunle Oloyede, CAC, Tin Can Command of the Nigerian Customs Service.

By Shola Fadeyi

ANLCA Patron, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi.
Mohammed Mojeed, Chairman, ANLCA , Tin Can Chapter

 Sequel to the impressive performance of the Tin Can Command of the Nigerian Customs Service(NCS),in the areas of revenue generation, handling of exports , seizures and trade facilitation in 2022 and till date ,  Importers and Customs agents have described the Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Olakunle Oloyede , as an  officer with a Midas Touch.

The stakeholders were agreed that it  has been  possible  for the Command to record  improvements  on all its Mandates, since the Controller assumed office , due to his Golden Touch  and the various  reforms he has put in place.

They said that  Oloyede has been able to use his knowledge of Information Technology , as an expert in the area, to plug loopholes  and increase revenue generation markedly , detect and deter  smuggling, as well as enforce  discipline, open door policy , education and training   to` improve on the level of compliance by importers and agents.

 Two of the stakeholders who spoke with the Marine and Economy : the  new Patron  of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents(ANLCA) , Prince Taiye Oyeniyi and the Chairman of the Tin Can Chapter of ANLCA , Alhaji Mohammed Mojeed said  that  Oloyede has used his talents for the improvement of Tin Can Command operations.

  Oyeniyi explained that  Oloyede  has used his Magic wand to  attract cargoes  to the Command ,  complement its   import revenue  from  vehicles   and boost the  revenue base  of the Command , as well as made it possible for agents to have the opportunity of clearing such cargoes there..

.He  described him as an  excellent  administrator ,who has an excellent open- door  policy through which   agents , who have   issues  with the clearing of their  goods have gotten solutions   in a very professional manner   , which make  trade facilitation  to be achieved.

According to  Mojeed ,  the fact that the  Controller has also been having   constant  engagements  with  the representatives of the customs agents , through  their being   constantly trained   has made him to improve the freight forwarders and customs brokers understanding of  the VIN valuation .

 Mojeed stated that Oloyede demonstrated his ingenuity  in ICT  as well as his problem solving ability , the way and manner  he introduced the new automated  Platorm to replace the Non Standard VIN Valuation , which he said  has simplified   and fastened the pace of clearing of such vehicles , due to the massive training he gave to the agents on the new Plaforrm.

Oyeniyi and Mojeed  were in agreement that Oloyede’s positive impact due to his various reforms engendered by his Midas Touch made it possibible for the Command to generate over N574 billion as revenue for 2022  increased the Free on Board (FOB) of Exports, it handled in 2022,  by 34.4 per cent to  $589,696,648 or N242,365,322 333.00.

 According to them, it is also out of the  Tin Can Command Controller’s ingenuity, that he was able to  effectively implemented the relevant government fiscal policies as well as maintained peace   impound N714m  worth of Colorado, and made other seizures  worth N1.8bn In 2022.