Customs rakes in N6.3bn revenue at Lillypond


The Lillypond Container Terminal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service says it collected N6.33 billion in the first quarter of 2018 as against the N2.40 billion it collected in the corresponding period in 2017.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Faruq Abubakar, disclosed this to journalists in an interview in Lagos on Wednesday.

Abubakar attributed the increase in revenue to the continuous dedication and diligent performance of the Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Mahmud Dalhat.

He said the CAC had introduced a Customs Processing Centre (CPC) at the Lekki and Lagos Free Trade Zones.

According to him, the annual target of the command for 2017 was N10.6 billion while the command generated N12.3 billion.

He said the command’s target for 2018 was N17.1 billion, adding that the controller was making all efforts to surpass the target as well as block all revenue leakages.

Abubakar said that the command generated revenue from general cargo and containerised cargo.

He said, “We have no record of seizures due to the commitment of the officers and men of the command and the controller had always sensitised clearing agents on the importance of honest declaration.”

He also commended the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, for motivating officers, saying this had improved the performance of the command.