A revenue of N65,463,398,355.85 has been announced by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command for the month of April implying an increase of N25,585,561,139.92 compared to the same period last year.
The Area Controller of Apapa, Comptroller Ibrahim Yusuf, command made the disclosure in a media chat on Thursday.
Yusuf said: “This indicates a 64% increase in collection and an unprecedented record that has never been achieved in the history of Apapa Area Command.
“In line with the provision of extant laws, trade guidelines, and enforcement of government fiscal policy measures, the command was able to further strengthen its anti-smuggling operations against economic saboteurs through credible intelligence-driven operations.
“This led to the seizure of 4×40 feet containers laden with unregistered pharmaceuticals (674 cartons of tramadol tablets in 225mg and 120mg, and 805 cartons of codeine syrup in 100ml) at APMT and SIFAX 3 bonded terminal respectively.
“Other items seized in the period under review include: two containers of unprocessed wood and one container of scrap copper wire,” he added.
Speaking further, Yusuf added that the success recorded by the command so far stems from the resilience of the command in service delivery.
Recall that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Command stated earlier that it generated a revenue of N159.58 billion in the first quarter of 2021.