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Tin-Can Island Port Customs collects N22.3b revenue in November – Spokesperson

CGC, Abdullahi Dikko
Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said on Monday in
Lagos that it collected N22.3 billion revenue in November.

Public Relations Officer of the command, Chris Osunkwo, told the News Agency of
Nigeria that the amount was less than the N27.1 billion collected in October.
attributed the decrease to the forces of demand and supply.
said: “In October we made approximately N27.1 billion, whereas in November we
had N22.3 billion.
lot of factors are responsible for the difference, particularly the forces of
demand and supply.
you try to find out from the traders, they tell you that trading activities are
at their lowest ebb because they observed that the people’s purchasing power
dropped and as such, their warehouses are still filled up.
will have to sell and realise money to be able to come and clear or you import
fresh ones.
level of compliance is gradually improving because we just celebrated the first
anniversary of PAAR (Pre-Arrival Assessment Report)
just clocked one on December 1 and among the things PAAR is here to achieve is
to make the trading public become more compliant.
you are honest, you give appropriate and accurate information without trying to
cut corners, definitely, you will have everything going for you.”
commended the Comptroller-General of Customs, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi, for
“taking the service to the next level”.
said the comptroller-general worked tirelessly to make the service the pride of
the nation.
reports that a breakdown of the revenue showed that in November, the command
raked in N18.1 billion into the Federation Account and N4.1 billion into the
Non-Federation Account.
also reports that Import Duty fetched N13.2 billion; Fees, N52.2 million;
Common External Tariffs, N785 million; while N4 billion was collected as five
per cent Value Added Tax.
command also collected N930.8 million on seven per cent Surcharge; one per cent
Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme fetched N974.8 million; while it
recorded N573.3.2 million on ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme.
revenues were: sugar (N78.6 million); rice (N813.1 million); brown rice
(N150,277); wheat flour (N451,343); wheat grain (N474.6 million) ; and iron
(N2.5 million).

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