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Apapa Cus­toms gen­er­ates N140bn in Q3

- From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos Apapa · Nigeria · Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) · N26 (bank)

The Apapa Com­mand of the Nige­ria Cus­toms Ser­vice has said it gen­er­ated the sum of N N140.3 bil­lion in the third quar­ter of the year as against the N110bn it col­lected in the same pe­riod in 2019.

The Cus­toms Area Con­troller, Apapa Area Com­mand, Comptrolle­r Mo­hammed Abba-Kura, made this dis­clo­sure yes­ter­day while brief­ing news­men on the com­mand’s rev­enue pro­file for the third quar­ter of the year span­ning July to Septem­ber.

Abba-Kura said the rev­enue shows a pro­gres­sive dif­fer­ence of N30.081bn, de­pict­ing a 27 per cent in­crease of col­lec­tion for the pe­riod un­der re­view.

The Con­troller also noted that the cu­mu­la­tive rev­enue col­lec­tion of the Com­mand from Jan­uary to Septem­ber, 2020 amounts to the sum of N367.7bn against the sum of N313.5bn which was col­lected in the same pe­riod in 2019.

He said: “This shows a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease dif­fer­ence of N54.2bn rep­re­sent­ing a 17 per cent in­crease.

“The dif­fer­ence recorded was made pos­si­ble as a re­sult of the re­silience of of­fi­cers in en­sur­ing that im­porters and agents are made to do proper dec­la­ra­tions, ad­here strictly to im­port/ ex­port guide­lines in tan­dem with ex­tant laws” he added.

On ex­port, the con­troller said N26.3bn worth of raw ma­te­ri­als were ex­ported through the com­mand within the same pe­riod.

He listed the goods ex­ported to in­clude: min­eral re­sources, steel bars, agri­cul­tural prod­ucts among oth­ers with a to­tal ton­nage of 378,447 mil­lion tonnes and Free On Board (FOB); val­ued at $85.8m.

“The vol­ume of ex­port trade from Jan­uary to Septem­ber, 2020 stood at N78.6bn with FOB value of $257m,” he said.

 ??  ?? From left: The Gover­nor of Ji­gawa State, Al­haji Mo­hammed Badaru Abubakar; Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor/CE of Jaiz Bank Plc, Has­san Us­man; and Re­gional Man­ager (North­west), Jaiz Bank, Dr. Nu­rud­deen Li­man Ahmed, dur­ing Jaiz Bank's man­age­ment visit to the gover­nor at the Govern­ment House, Dutse yes­ter­day.
From left: The Gover­nor of Ji­gawa State, Al­haji Mo­hammed Badaru Abubakar; Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor/CE of Jaiz Bank Plc, Has­san Us­man; and Re­gional Man­ager (North­west), Jaiz Bank, Dr. Nu­rud­deen Li­man Ahmed, dur­ing Jaiz Bank's man­age­ment visit to the gover­nor at the Govern­ment House, Dutse yes­ter­day.

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