The Tin Can Island Port 2 Command the Nigeria Customs Service, Lilypond, Ijora, said it generated N3.03 billion as revenue in the month of January 2019.
Controller of the command, Comptroller Lami Wushishi, who gave the figure in Lagos, said the amount is against the sum of N1.90 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2018.
She attributed the increase in revenue to the continuous dedication of officers in the command and close supervision by the heads of various units of the command.
According to her, over 95 per cent of the revenue generated came from the Customs Processing Centres (CPCs) at Lekki Free Trade Zones in Lagos.
She said the command was able to record continuous increase in revenue because all revenue leakages had been blocked with the replacement of Nigeria Customs Integrated System (NICIS II) adding that she had always sensitised clearing agents on the importance of honest declarations on freight which had resulted in no record of seizures.
Wushishi who commended the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, for motivating the personnel of the service assured of the command’s determination to remain committed to boosting international trade and increasing revenue generation for the Federal Government.