Jaiyeoba Assumes Duties at Apapa Command, Pledges to Surpass Revenue Target, Facilitate Trade

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  • As  ACG Mohammed Celebrates Collection of N676 bn In 8 Months

By Shola Fadeyi

The new Controller of the Apapa Command of the Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) ,Comptroller  Babajide  Jaiyeoba , has assured of his resolve, to surpass  the Command’s revenue target , promising that he would run an open door policy , facilitate trade and block revenue leakages.

He made the pledge , while taking the mantle of office from his predecessor , Assistant Comptroller General(ACG) Auwal Mohammed ,  while he  charged his  officers and critical stakeholders of the command, to join hands with him to  sustain the impressive revenue records, achieved by his predecessor, and  so that he can fulfill his mandate,  and have a successful tenure.

Jaiyeoba who assumed duties formally on Tuesday , as the Area Controller of the Apapa Command , having  taken over  from ACG Auwal Baba Mohammed, who was recently promoted and transferred to Abuja, was a former  Controller of Oyo/Osun Command.

Earlier,  ACG Mohammed had solicited the same level of support and cooperation he enjoyed from the officers and other sister agencies for his successor  from   whom he said , he  expected to continue with the enviable operational success story for  which the Apapa command is known .

Mohammed disclosed that the command under his watch collected N676 billion in revenue to government coffers between January and August 2023, when he presided at the Command and  celebrated  the command’s highest monthly revenue  of  N136 billion in August and N10 billion on the 3rd of August, 2023 , which , according to him was  the highest monthly and daily collections in the history of the Customs.

He lauded officers and men of the Command for supporting him to record an impressive revenue collection when he was in charge of the Command and  expressed his appreciation to all the sister agencies, whose collaboration with the command resulted in tremendous achievements during his tenure in office.