The Nigeria Customs Service Apapa Area Command collected revenue to the tune of N140.3bn as customs duty and other charges in the third quarter of 2020 (i.e July-September).
In comparison to the revenue collected same period in 2019 which stood at N110.2bn.
This shows a progressive difference of N30.08bn, depicting 27% increase of collection for the period under review.
Furthermore, in detailing the revenue collection of the Command from January-September, 2020 the sum of N367.6bn was collected and remitted to the federation account as against N313.5bn collected same period in 2019.
This shows a significant increase difference of N54.1bn representing 17 percent increase.
The difference recorded was made possible as a result of resilience of officers in ensuring that importers and agents are made to do proper declarations, adhere strictly to import/export guidelines in tandem with extant laws.
In the area of anti-smuggling, the command made a total seizure of 187 containers of pharmaceutical products and other general goods from July 1st to September