Edo, Delta Customs generates over N30billion from import, excise duty
The Edo and Delta Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated a total sum of N30,638,073,795.75 from January to August 2023.
Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Babatunde Olomu said this in a statement on Thursday.
According to Olomu, the service remitted same to the Federation and Non-Federation Accounts of the Federal Government.
“When compared to the corresponding period last year, 2022, the Command had an increase of N2,362,382,379.00). This indicates an increased collection of 8.02%, though we had 176 lesser declaration in 2023 as we had 656 declarations within the stated time frame in 2022 against 480 in 2023,” Olomu said.
“Also, the command was able to raise 24 Demand Notices (DN) as compared to the Demand Notice for the corresponding period of 2022, the Demand Notice of 2023 is worth N138,587,468.00).”
In export, Olomu revealed that the total Volume of Crude Oil lifted from the Area within the period under review from January to August 2023 stood at 156,836,264 Barrels and that of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) was 268,319.522 Metric Tonnes.
He explained that all seizures brought in by Federal Operation Unit and Joint Border Patrol team are handed over to Officers and men of Edo and Delta Command for proper documentation and safekeeping.
He added that the Command is currently in the custody of seizures with Duty Paid Value of N331,181,600.00 within half of a third quarter of the year 2023, which includes Bales of Used Clothes, Rice, Veg-Oil, Used Fridges, Red Wines, Tomato Paste Sacks of Cannabis, etc.
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