Customs record N130.18bn from exports

Bayo Akomolafe



…remit N346.50bn into Federation Account


Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tincan Island Command  has recorded 269,819.5 tonnes of goods  valued at N130.18 billion for export.

Its  spokesman, Uche Ejesieme, said yesterday in a statement that NCS remitted a total of N346.50billion generated by the command  into the Federation Account in 2019.

He noted that the service recorded 254,762.77 tonnes of exports valued at with at N145.32million in 2018.

Ejisiema  explained that the command had also embarked on sensitisation of stakeholders and would be exporters on the need to take advantage of the potential inherent in export.

To this effect, he said that the command recorded an increase in quantity of export in 2019.

Also, the Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mba Musa, noted that in 2019, the command was given a target of N342.30billion but generated N346.50billion, leading to a performance of 101.21per cent.

He stressed that a comparative analysis of the revenue against the preceding year showed an improvement in collection by N2. 97biillion.

Musa said: “Also, comparative analysis of compliance level indicates an improvement by 4per cent from the compliance in 2018.  This performance came on the heels of implementation of series of transformational agenda and Standard Operating Procedure’s (SOP) developed to facilitate trade without compromising the extant provisions.

“The fact remains that the command was able to create templates and blueprints that guided it’s actions in line with the mission and vision of the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), and his management.”

He added that the command effected a total seizure of 53 containers (16x40feet, 37×20 feet)  and three non-containerised cargoes.

The comptroller listed the seizures to include rice, used tyres, pharmaceuticals, vegetable oil, military accoutrements among others with a total Duty Paid Value of N5.87billion, saying that in 2018, a total of 14x40feet, 2x20feet (16 containers) and five uncontainerised others ranging from bales of second hand clothing, furniture, children toys, used bags and shoes, expired medicaments, used tyres, used fridges valued at  N2.88billion were seized.

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