The CAC of Apapa Area Command of the NCS, Mohammed Abba-Kura.
APAPA COMMAND OF THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE OUTPERFORMS ITSELF, TRIPLES SEIZURES ON YEAR TO YEAR COMPARISON.
- The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has recorded about 22.3 percent increase in its revenue in 2020 as compared to its performance over the same period in 2019, this much was disclosed by the Customs Area Comptroller, CAC Mohammed Abba-Kura. According to Mr Abba-Kura the Command generated a total amount of Five Hundred and Eighteen Billion, Forty Six Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand, Sixteen Naira and Forty Eight Kobo over the period in consideration (N518,046,832,016.84). The Comptroller indicated that this is Ninety Four Billion, Three Hundred and Seventy Nine Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty Two Naira and Fifty Three Kobo
(N94,379,835,352.53) more than the amount realised from January to December 2019.
On anti-smuggling activities, the CAC also disclosed that the Command made a total of three hundred and
eighteen (318) seizures with Duty Paid Value of Twenty-one billion, One hundred
and ninety six million, Eight hundred and six thousand, Six hundred and thirty
seven naira (N21,196,806,637.00). He said that these figures almost tripled the total
seizures for the year 2019 which stood at 112 with total Duty Paid value of N12.5
billion. Some of the seized items include:
133 containers of unregistered pharmaceuticals including tramadol
● 58 containers of parboiled rice
● 30 containers of vegetable oil
● 31 containers of used clothes and shoes
● 13 containers of used tyres, and other sundry items.
The CAC also revealed that the export unit also witnessed a boost in its activities. From two hundred and
sixty two thousand and ninety five metric tons (262,095) in 2019, it rose to one
million, three hundred and eleven thousand, three hundred and sixty five metric
tons (1,311,365) in 2020. The Free on Board (FOB) value for the exported items
equally showed up ward movement as the naira equivalent of the exported items
is estimated at One hundred and four billion, Three hundred and ten million, Five
hundred and thirty five thousand, Five hundred and fourteen
(104,310,535,514.00). Items exported include
steel bars, agricultural and mineral products among others.