The PTML command of the Nigeria Customs Service in the first half of the year said it collected a total of N57.7 billion representing 42 percent increase when compared to 2017 collection of N40.7 billion within the same period of 2017.
Public Relations Officer of the command, Yakubu Mohammed, attributed the increase in the revenue collection to increase in cargo throughput and diligence on the part of the command’s officers.
He said the command new area Controller, Comptroller Dixon Florence has pledged to consolidate on the gains of the past controllers of the command to increase the revenue collection, facilitate trade and called on all stakeholders to imbibe the culture of professionalism.
Comptroller Dixon was redeployed from the Edo/Delta Command to take over from Comptroller Tade Adetoye last month.
She promised to fast track the Ease of Doing business in the command to maintain the 24hours clearance time of cargo at the port.