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Customs Apapa Command generates N159.58b revenue in Q1


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Command, Lagos, has disclosed that it generated over N159.58 billion in the First Quarter of 2021.

Area Controller of the command, Ibrahim Yusuf, who disclosed this, yesterday, at a media briefing, said the revenues were receipts from customs duty, contraband seizures and other charges.

He said the amount represented a 44.8 per cent increment on duty collection when compared to the 2020 figure of over N110 billion of the same corresponding months of January to March.

“The difference recorded was made possible because of robust stakeholders’ engagement, officers’ resolve in discharging their duties and increased level of compliance in the trade’s zone treaties,” he said.

Yusuf said that as regards anti-smuggling measures, within two months of assuming leadership, the command made significant seizures of 23 containers of various banned items.


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