Reaches record high revenue collection of over N1trn

Apapa Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service handles 6.4 million metric tons of export cargo, valued at $68.5 million, and collects N1.022 trillion in revenue in 2022, surpassing one-third of the Federal Government’s target

Yusuf Malanta, Customs Area Controller of the Command, announced that the Command handled 6.4 million metric tons of export cargo worth $68.5 million and collected N1.022 trillion in revenue in 2022 at a press briefing. He also reported that 157 containers with Duty Paid Value worth N14.4 billion were seized, and 60 suspects were arrested in connection with smuggling operations.

“In 2022, the Command seized 157 containers with a Duty Paid Value of N14.4 billion, an increase from the 102 containers seized in 2021. Additionally, the command recorded a total of $68.5 million in non-oil export commodities with a total tonnage of 6.4 million metric tonnes, exported through the Apapa port. These exports included steel bars, agricultural produce such as hibiscus, sesame seeds, cocoa, cashew nuts, ginger, soya beans, and mineral products.”

Source: Vanguard News

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