The Tin Can Island Port command of the Nigeria Customs Service has stepped up its revenue drive with a collection of N21.5 billion in January beating the Apapa Area Command which generated N19 billion in the same month.
Before now, the Apapa Area Command was the highest generating command in the country.
Customs Area Controller of the command. Comptroller Jubril Zakari said in a statement yesterday that the command generated N12.4 billion from import duty and other fees into the federation account while collection into the non-federation account stood at N3.1 billion.
He said although the command is the second highest in terms of revenue generation after Apapa, the amount it generated last month represents the highest in the various customs formation in the zone.
A breakdown of the collection shows that N25 million was collected as import duty on rice, N405 million on wheat grains and N90 million on sugar among others.
He said N1 billion was generated from the Negotiable Duty Credit Certificate (NDCC) during the month under review.
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