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Apapa Customs Command nets N203bn revenue in H1’19

The Nigeria
Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area Command on Tuesday made public its collected revenue
of N203 billion in the first half of 2019, indicating about 15 per cent increase  against  the N176.7 billion collected in the
corresponding period of 2018. 

In a
statement signed by the Customs Area Comptroller, CAC, Mohammed Abba Kura, the Command
said that the collection represents 54.5 percent of its annual revenue target.

The CAC also
disclosed that within the period under review, the Command made a total seizure
of 29 containers of various items that contradicted import procedures, adding,
“all the items breached the federal government fiscal policy measures for
He said that:
“The command will facilitate speedily legitimate, compliant and all trade that
have satisfied the necessary procedures concerning the transaction. All such
consignments will get accelerated clearance out of the Customs system.
“The command
will continue to build organise capacity building programmes for both officers
and stakeholders operating within the command to acquaint them with modern
trends, government fiscal policies as well as Nigerian Customs Information
System, NICIS II, operative systems.”

The Command,
according to him, also recorded a total of 95,229.15 metric tons of export
goods with Free On Board, FOB, valued at N14.3 billion, of which most were
minerals and agricultural products.
The seized items
with Duty Paid Value of N418 million includes tramadol, tomato paste, vegetable
oil, fashion footwear, among others.

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