Apapa Customs Boss, Yusuf Malanta Honored At World Customs Day 2022

Compt Malanta (left) receiving his award plaque from the Comptroller General, Hameed Ali (rtd)

The Comptroller of Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Compt Yusuf Malanta was honored with an award by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali at the International Customs Day 2022 celebrated in Abuja last week.

The theme of this Year’s World Customs Day was ” Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Digital Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem”

Since the arrival of Compt Malanta at the Apapa Command in February 2021, Comptroller Malanta has established himself as a revenue Marshall by scaling up the revenue collection of the command from N48billion per month to a whooping N85billion monthly

Thus, between January and December 2021, the command alone generated N870.39billion, further establishing her as the highest revenue collection command of customs.

The Apapa Command revenue was about 1/3 of the total revenue collection of the Service in 2021.

All his achievements didn’t go unnoticed, as the CGC, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) acknowledged that Compt Malanta has been able to efficiently deploy IT tools to enhance revenue generation and thereby blocking areas of leakages at the command.

The customs management also acknowledged that Apapa Command under Compt Malanta has been able to electronically track illicit imports and exports and was able to make 103 seizures related to illgal importation of unregistered pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and wild life.

While receiving the award, Compt Malanta said it was not only an honour but a challenge to do more for the service and for Nigeria.

While dedicating the award to officers and Men of the Command , he promised not to let the CGC down , especially with the new annual target of N3.1trl set for Service in 2022.

In all, over 19 officers from various units were honoured at the ceremony held to mark the 2022 World Customs Day.

Those who received plaques included the ICT Modernization Unit, the Tin Can Island Command , among others. Corporate bodies who were honoured at the event include; Nigerian Breweries, PZ, Webb Fountain and NITDA.

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