The House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Nigerian Customs Service, the Accountant General of the Federation and Budget Office to appear next Monday to explain issues surrounding the collection and appropriation of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council 2% Ports Development Levy revenue.
This followed the complaint by the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Emmanuel Jime that the main source of the agency’s revenue which is the quarterly 2% of the total 7% Ports Development Levy amounting to N3.5 million was collected by the Nigerian Customs and sent to the Account General’s Office.
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The Shippers’ Council Executive Secretary made this disclosure at the ongoing 2022-2024 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF & FSP) Interactive Session with MDAS at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.
In his ruling, Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, James Faleke directed that the agencies involved should be invited to clarify the issue.
“ES, we have to come back on Monday on this issue. Customs will be here, the budget Office will be here and the Accountant General Office is to come – invite Accountant General Office on the issue of collection by Customs (Shipper’s Revenue),” Faleke said.