The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Monday, revealed that in the first quarter of 2021, export goods worth N41,559,378,029 were exported out of the country via the Apapa port.
Addressing newsmen in Lagos, the Customs Area Controller of the Apapa Customs Command, Comptroller Yusuf Mallanta Ibrahim, also explained that 28 containers of unregistered pharmaceutical drugs with duty paid value of N1,871,944,370.00 were also seized in the first quarter of 2021.
According to Comptroller Ibrahim, “In the first quarter of 2021, export statistics extracted from our system revealed that goods worth N41,559,378,,029 were exported out of the country via Apapa port between January and March 2021.
“These exports include manufactured products such as soaps, textiles, noodles, and agricultural products like cashew nuts, Hibiscus, Sesame seeds and other mineral resources. The total tonnage of the said export goods stood at 116million tonnes with FOB value of $109,655,351.00.
Also, in the area of anti-smuggling, the Command seized 28 containers of various items such as unregistered pharmaceuticals like Tramadol, Codeine. Also, we seized containers of used clothing, foreign parboiled rice all with a duty paid value of N1,871,944,370.00.
“These seizures were in breach of sections 46, 47, and 161 of the Customs and Excuse Management Act CAP C45, LFN 2004. These cases are in various stages of the investigation.
“In the area of revenue generation, the Apapa Command collected Customs duty and charges as revenue to the tune of N159,582,047,134.11 in the first quarter of 2021.
“This represents 44.8 per cent increment in duty collection when compared to the last year figure of over N110bn in the same corresponding period. The difference recorded was made possible because of robust Stakeholders engagement, officers resoluteness in discharging their duties and an increased level of compliance in the trader zone.”
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