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Customs earns N61bn revenue from Apapa command in two months

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it generated N61bn revenue in the first two months of this year from its Apapa Area Command.

This was disclosed by the outgoing Controller of the command, Bashir Abubakar, noting that the feat was achieved by the drive of the officers in enforcing compliance in the operations.

“The command, between January 1st and March 14th, seized 24 containers of tomato paste and vegetable oil with duty paid value of N200,867,000. The export seat in the command made $2,505,076 and N765.3m on free on board,” he said during a ceremony where he handed over to Mohammed Abba-Kura as the new controller.

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Eulogizing the incoming controller as a goal getter, Abubakar said the good target of the command would be maintained.

He urged officers of the command to extend goodwill and cooperation to the new Controller while thanking them for a warm relationship during his stay in the command.

It will be recalled that the Apapa Area Command said it generated N404bn in 2018, up from N350.9bn in the same period in 2017.

Abubakar had explained that the amount realised was 95 per cent of the 2018 revenue target of N426.1bn.

“This also shows that the command collected N53bn above the revenue generated in 2017,” he said.

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