Ondo/Ekiti Customs Oversees Export of 3,991 Cocoa Containers
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Ondo/Ekiti Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) supervised the exportation of 3,991 containers of cocoa beans between January and December 2021.
According to the Area Controller, Comptroller Uche Ngozi, this is 25.8 per cent more than the 3,172 cocoa containers exported during the same period of 2020.
In a statement, the Ondo/Ekiti Customs said this was in line with the federal government’s effort to diversify the economy through non-oil exports, stressing that the command supervised the unprecedented level of exportation of cocoa beans.
Mrs Ngozi noted that given the dogged efforts of officers and men of the command, it also generated N149,217,877 between the month of January to December 2021.
She added that the amount had been remitted to the federation and non-federation accounts of the federal government accordingly.
“The command’s revenue profile showed a remarkable increase of 85 per cent as against the revenue target of N80,428,889.7 allotted to the command.
“The command is determined to surpass the revenue target of 2022 by God’s grace,” she said.
Mrs Ngozi added that these novel achievements were due to the doggedness of the command’s officers and men, including their tireless commitment to their areas of responsibilities (AOR).
She said that the command had a robust cordial working relationship with all the security agencies in Ondo and Ekiti State.
“We extend our profound appreciation to the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hamid Ibrahim Ali (rtd) and his management team, for their continuous support and encouragement to the realization of this goal,” she said.