The Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has recorded outstanding performance in revenue generation with over N413.7 billion realised from January to December, 19, 2019.
The Command also surpassed its revenue target with over N41billion, out of the N372billion it was given for the year 2019.
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura disclosed these facts to Journalists at the just concluded press conference at Apapa Command.
He informed, “The N413.7 billion collected within the period under review translated to about 111% of the 2019 annual revenue target.
“In achieving this feat, the complementary roles of Customs Intelligence Unit, Valuation and other units must be specially acknowledged.”
The CAC went on, “It is worthy to note that the Command had the highest revenue collection of N42.7billion in the month of October this year.
“The revenue collected so far in 2019, is higher than that of 2018 with N9.7billion”.
Giving details on the anti-smuggling operations of the Command, he stressed, “within this same period, we seized a total of 112 containers of various items that flouted import procedures.
“Notable among them were pharmaceutical products, which include tramadol imported without approval from NAFDAC. Others were foot wears, foreign rice and armored glasses.
“The Duty Paid Value, DPV, for these seizures is N12.8billion”.