The Ports and Terminal Multiservices Restricted (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service has disclosed that it collected a complete of N142.95 billion between January and July 2022.
The command’s spokesman, Yakubu Mohammad, disclosed in an announcement made out there to newsmen.
Mohammad stated the determine is 15 p.c above the N124.18 billion collected throughout the identical interval in 2021.
He stated the elevated income was because of elevated commerce volumes by means of the port, commerce facilitation methods and prevention of income leakages, emplaced by the Customs Space Controller, Comptroller Festus Oyedele Okun.
The assertion quoted Okun as advising importers and brokers to maximise the four-hour clearance time of cargoes and different commerce facilitation initiatives put in place the command.
In a separate improvement, the Customs Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, stated it has seized twelve vans of parboiled rice smuggled into the nation from neighbouring Benin Republic.
Performing Space Controller of the anti-smuggling unit, Hussein Ejibunu, put the responsibility paid worth of the seized rice at N537.5 million.
He stated customs operatives below the unit additionally seized 34,725 litres of petrol, 39 bales of used garments, and 225 used tyres, amongst others.