The PTML Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said it collected N143.6 billion into the Federal Government coffers between January and November 2019, surpassing the year revenue target of N123 billion.
A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammed Yakubu, said the revenue collected also showed an increase of N34 billion over the N109 billion collected within the same period of 2018. This represents an increase of 31 percent.
The command attributed the increase in revenue to rising cargo throughput at the port.
“Our Controller ensures high level of discipline among officers, promotes punctuality to work and leads the way in trade facilitation by ensuring that entries and transactions within Customs control are treated with speed.
“Her improved Customs community relations exhibited in regular interactions with stakeholders and supported by open door administration has also contributed immensely to the command’s successes in many ways,” the Customs spokesman said.