The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) says it has generated N302 million from Onne Port in Rivers State and its borders offices in 2020.
Head, Ports and Borders, Mr Tajudeen Dosumu who disclosed this after a meeting with the Director-General of SON, Mallam Salem Farouk, when he paid a visit to the office in Onne, said the amount represent a significant decline compared to the N400 million generated in 2019.
He attributed the reason for the 24.5 percent decline in revenue to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged the economy globally.
According to him, in the last four years, the organisation’s operation has recorded continuous increase in number of containers’ examination, compliance with SON import requirements and guidelines and service charge income.
Other improvements listed by SON included sustenance of 24-hour operation in FOT terminal and the creation of an intelligence unit, for effective monitoring of consignment movements.