2012: LPC handles N129.9bn Nigerian exports
• Customs Command generates N283.9bn
An estimated 116, 525 metric tonnes of a number of commodities valued at N129.9 billion were exported through Nigeria’s premier Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa, in 2012.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Apapa Area 1 Command, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Mohammed Umar, who gave these statistics, explained that the commodities were exported between January and December.
He listed the commodities as including: palm kernel cake, cocoa beans and wheat bran pallets, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, ginger, hibiscus flower, gum Arabic, processed rubber, shrimps, and lead ingot.
Others are 4, 625,837 square feet of processed leather, 74,547 cases of Dettol brand of disinfectant, Maggi Crayfish, 29,062 cartons of biscuits 97,100 bags of assorted bathroom slippers and 1,655,320 litres of ethyl alcohol.
Umar said that the command collected N283.9 billion as total revenue during the review period.
The CAC declared that the command’s post clearance audit unit had attracted 119 companies.
“A monthly average of 1,177 containers left the ports under the scheme. A total of 14,128 containers were exited through the post clearance audit scheme,” he said.
The command, according to him, seized 20 contraband-laden containers, comprising batteries, used engines, deodorants, car parts, textiles, electronics , furniture, used cars, pirated books and table wine with a duty of N173, 217,007.00.
Umar said that average numbers of containers scanned during the period was 3,390 with a daily average of 113 containers.
He noted: “In second quarter, the average number of containers scanned rose to 4, 225 with a daily average of 142; third quarter, 4,832 with a daily average of 161; fourth quarter, 6,042 containers with a daily average of 201 containers scanned.”
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