Apapa Customs generated N676b in 8 months – comptroller

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Lagos, Sept. 13, 2023 – The Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N676 billion between January and August this year.

Auwal Mohammed, the outgoing Comptroller, said this while handing over to the new area comptroller, Babajide Jaiyeoba.

He attributed his achievements at the port during his tenure to team work.

“Teamwork, diligence and zero compromise assisted in several revenue and other operational successes that the command recorded under my watch.

“Apapa command collected its highest monthly and daily revenue in August 2023.

“A total of N136 billion was collected as monthly revenue in August, while N10 billion was collected on August 3, being the highest monthly and daily collections in the history of the NCS,” he said.

Muhammed said some of the seizures made within the eight-month period this year included N21.6 billion worth of tramadol packed in 720 cartons containing 143.8 million units of 225 miligramme tablets and weighing 10.3 tonnes.

He said the command handed over 20 cartons of illicit drugs valued at N1.4 billion to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during the period. (GBN)

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