Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared support for an upward review in remuneration of personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to enhance their performance.
Osinbajo expressed this at the graduation of NCS officers from the Senior Division Course O1, on Thursday at Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, FCT Abuja.
According to him, the role of NCS is dynamic, as it is an important public resource for the control of the movement of persons and goods across our borders and revenue collection. “It has performed these roles exceptionally in the past few years.
“It recorded the highest revenue collection ever in the nation’s history of over one trillion naira in 2017. “This is despite the recession in the preceding year and low volume of imports and restrictions placed on 41 items from accessing Forex.
“In May, the service collected N100 billion in revenues, the highest figure in one month. “Besides, we are all witnesses to the very many seizures of contraband goods, and especially arms in the past two years.’’
Osinbajo said; “to that, I add better pay. I agree that an enhanced remuneration structure is deserved.’’ According to him, it is also obvious that the service recognises the pivotal role of technology.
The vice president said like the deployment of the E-auction and other electronic platforms, the NCS would play a greater role as an economic investment facilitator.
“In the past 18 months, the Comptroller-General of customs has sat with us at the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, and the EMT not as a revenue generating agency but as a critical player in creating an enabling environment for business.
Osinbajo noted that with the active collaboration of the Comptroller-General, “we have reduced processes and documentation required for import and export’’. “We are also on the threshold of launching the National Trade Platform,’’ Osinbajo said.
According to the vice president, the platform is the integration of all ports, Customs processes and documentation through a single window.
Osinbajo said “this will remarkably cut down processing time for all inward and outward trade, increase revenues, and introduce visibility and of course transparency to all transactions.’’
He said this was in line with the role of Customs as an economic facilitator. “We are taking a more robust approach to the anti-smuggling drive.
“Smuggling has been clearly identified as a major economic problem, especially on rice. “The new approach combines technology enabled surveillance of our borders with vigorous manual surveillance and active diplomacy.
“We are also working with Customs, Immigration and other forces to take a second look at our approach on the movement of livestock and herders from our neighbors under the ECOWAS free movement of goods and persons,’’ he added.
According to him, the protocol allows livestock movement but the checks and certification required are hardly ever done.
“It is clear that the challenges we have today are significant and our good fortune is that we have the right leadership and a well-trained and competent service
Aimart Realtors To Reward Customers In Season’ Promo Draws
Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, will be hosting the grand finale of her special season’s promo on the December, 14th, 2019. The event which will take place at Air force Officers Mess, No 1 kofo Abayomi Lagos will see winners emerge from various categories of a promo many observers regard as top-notch in this season of a giveaway.
The current Aimart Realtors Promo does not just have huge reductions in the prices of houses and plots of land at all Aimart estates in Ibeju-Lekki and Lagos Mainland, there is a special top-up as customer who makes deposits for any package will smile home with lots of goodies to celebrate this year’s yuletide holidays and new year season.
In a statement issued by the company, the Managing Director Mrs. Oluwabukola Iluyomade, stated that the organization wants to excite all Nigerians during this season as they take advantage of the heavy discount on various packages in all their estates across different parts of Lagos.
In her words, “the vision of Aimart Realtors is to be a one-stop solution in the global real estate business. Besides, we are equally poised to provide precise, accurate and affordable real estate services that guarantee human dignity, wealth creation, and preservation for our esteemed customers.
“As the season approaches, we decided to provide this icing on the cake for all, right from the first day of October we started the promo till this December that we are ending this special promo”
She added that the excitement of this event is meant to wow everyone and set the stage for a bigger, better and fun-filled new year,
Since its establishment years ago, Aimart Realtors has successfully provided client-oriented solutions and real estate portfolios that offer optimized shelters for both individuals and businesses.
Over time, the company has remained consistent with its vision as “a one-stop solution provider in the global real estate business” and thus continues to design, conceptualize, build and manage decent and affordable residential, office, commercial accommodations that are excellent for habitation and investment.
The company has also created a top-notch standard in delivering worry-free-homes to customers at home and in the diaspora. Giving optimum value to virtually all her clients.
In all her jobs and activities, Aimart Realtors has maintained a clean record of delivering exceptional services in all areas of land documentation, survey plan, C of O and gazette processing and these have kept customers coming back with great satisfaction.
Esther Ijewere Wins Social Innovation Award
For her outstanding contribution in the empowerment of the female gender for self sustainable through the provision of capacity building platform to help women for the discovery and accomplishment of goal, both at the grassroots and social level, Esther Ijewere, founder of Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children and editor-in-chief of multiple award-winning blog Women of Rubies, has won the Social Innovation Award at the recently-held Voice of Women Conference organized by Wfm.917,at the NAF Conference, Abuja on November 19th, 2019.
While she was unable to attend the epoch-making event, Esther was well represented by her sister, who gave an outstanding speech on her behalf, reflecting on Esther’s background and her determination to add value to humanity in every little way she can.
Reacting to the award, Esther took to her social media page to show her appreciation: “Thanks for recognizing my work and honoring me with this award Wfm91.7 as a Social Innovator at the Voice of Women Conference and awards today.
Thanks, Toun Okewale, for counting me worthy. May God honour you, sis. I’m grateful and I appreciate you for all you do to empower women and give us a voice.
Special thanks to my younger sister Oye, for receiving this on my behalf. Love you
Thanks to my wonderful Women of Rubies team for making it easy, big thanks to every woman who has given me the opportunity to showcase their work since 2015.
I dedicate this award to my 2 daughters, it’s been a very rough year for me, but you both have been very understanding, smart and compassionate.
For all the times you said “Mom, we understand”, “Mom, it’s okay”, and just really showing I’m not alone in this “lone” journey, Thank you, my Angels. I pray you make better choices in life.
I put in so much work because I want to make a difference in the world, but above all I want you to have a good legacy you can be proud to identify with when you grow up and choose your life path.
I want you to know Mommy isn’t perfect, but she rose above her dysfunctional background and life challenges to build something worthwhile and add value to humanity.
You both are the highlight of my existence as a human being, for all the times I have been rejected, humiliated and turned down, having you in my life has changed how I see myself.
Because of you my girls, I wake up every day, and I have that innate belief that it’s going to be a good day.
Dear Mom, you made the right choice bringing me to the world against all odds and I love you with every fiber of my being. Thanks for not giving up on me.
Thank you, Jesus, for this, that and everything.
This is a challenge to do more, and I pray to keep being a loyal vessel.
Grateful heart!!!!! “.