How We Made N1.1tr Collection in 2023- Comptroller Jaiyeoba

... Describes AC Nura Miko as Pillar of Support


L-R: Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, Customs Area Controller of Apapa Command; Assistant Comptroller Nura Miko and a representative of the Army Commander where a presentation was made to Miko in Apapa on Wednesday

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Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, Customs Area Controller of Apapa Command has explained that it took extra efforts and concerted team work for the command to collect N1tr revenue in 2023.

Speaking at a decoration ceremony for newly promoted officers of the command on Wednesday in Lagos, Jaiyeoba said the revenue profile of the command was not impressive as at August 2023 when he assumed office as Controller of the area.


The Customs Controller who described 2023 as a year that came with many challenges which affected port activities adversly, deployed team work, tact and unrelenting pursuit of the service goal to achieve a leap in revenue collection

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He disclosed that the command under his watch veered into strategic consultations and continually held revenue meetings weekly to proffer solutions to the situation.

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While commending 6 newly decorated and promoted Comptrollers in the command who had served with him as Deputy Comptrollers, Jaiyeoba said their invaluable individual and collective support and ideas were helpful in the journey towards increasing revenue collection

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He described newly promoted Assistant Comptroller Nura Miko as an officer with great ideas whose advise helped him upon assumption of office in understanding how best to administer the command


Jaiyeoba said Miko’s deployment back to the command after his recent promotion to AC gladden his heart as the officer has distinguished himself in revenue collection, trade facilitation and all aspects of modern customs operation.


He said Miko’s drive and dedication to duty is what every junior and middle level officer should emulate as they rise in their career as customs officers who have critical roles to play in national security and economic development.


He reminded newly promoted officers that their elevation comes with ia blend of celebration and additional challenges that could be overcome.

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The Area Controller urged the officers to brace up to improved performance in 2024 as the Comptroller General looks up to them towards achieving the overall target of the service this year.








Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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