sThe Kwara Area Custom Controller, Kehinde Ilesanmi, announced that the command successfully met its revenue target of 19.6 billion naira in the year 2023.
He made this revelation came during the commemoration of the International Customs Day celebration at the command headquarters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
Ilesanmi revealed that despite the challenges, the customs headquarters had set a formidable revenue target of 32 billion naira for the command, emphasizing their commitment to achieving this ambitious goal.
Speaking on the significance of International Customs Day, observed annually on January 26th, Ilesanmi underscored the pivotal role of customs in shaping global trade and cooperation.
He highlighted the establishment of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1952, noting that the day commemorates the anniversary of this intergovernmental body dedicated to enhancing customs administrations worldwide.
“International Customs Day serves as a reminder of the importance of global collaboration in trade operations. With 185 member countries, the WCO serves as a platform for nations to exchange best practices, standardize procedures, and collectively address the challenges of international trade dynamics” he said.
Ilesanmi further emphasized the necessity of a unified approach to customs operations, given the interconnectedness of global economies.
He stressed the importance of engaging stakeholders, both traditional and new, to foster cooperation and enhance customs operations in Kwara State.
The commemoration of International Customs Day provided an opportunity for stakeholders like SON, MAN , KWACCIMA among others to convene and deliberate on strategies to improve customs operations in the state