Customs command generates N15.7b in nine months
The Nigeria Customs Service, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command, has said that despite the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and other numerous challenges facing the economy, it has recorded a 42 per cent increase in its revenue generation in the first three quarters of the year compared with the same period last year.
The Command Area Controller, Comptroller, Morenike Oladunni, who disclosed this to newsmen, said despite the poor road network and other challenges that have led to the closure of some terminals, the command has recorded N15.7 billion revenue in the period compared with the N11billion made the same period in 2019.
“It has become necessary to let the people know how far we have gone this year. In the first quarter of the year, our revenue figure was N5.825, 124, 418 billion as against N2. 741, 396, 101 the same period last year.
“In the second quarter, our revenue was N4. 378 billion as against N3.250 billion recorded the same period last year.
“Between July and September, our revenue was N5. 519 billion as against N5. 130 billion generated 2019 third quarter,” he explained.