By IFEYIWA OBI
DELAYS and challenges associated with the recent introduction of the Pre Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have been surmounted by Apapa Area 1 Command of the service which has also collected N29.31 billion.
This increase in revenue is evident in the comparison of collections of the command made in April 2014 which is over 50 percent of the N55B collected between January and March 2014 when the command grappled with the challenges.
This feat was achieved by a combination of dedicated personnel and apt application of available technology..
Over 28,861 PAAR were issued by Apapa Customs in April alone which surpasses what 3 destination inspection (DI) service providers put together were able to achieve during the Risk Assessment Report (RAR) regime.
The service providers were issuing an average of 900 RARs daily which has now been surpassed with an average of 1000 PAARs daily now that the customs have fully taken charge of the DI implementation.