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COVERLEGAL

Customs Apapa Command Makes N30 Billion in August

The Apapa Area Command Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, realized N30.1 billion in August.

The amount is over N5 billion higher than the N24.5 billion it collected in July. The revenue is the second highest the command has generated after it made N32.4 billion in March.

Of the amount, N16.082 billion was collected into the Federation Account, and N14.066 billion with the non-federation account.

Its Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ekpa, said N30.1 billion was collected from import duty on wheat grain, rice levy, sugar levy and seven percent port levy among others.

According to him, 39 vessels called at the port during the month under review compared to 51 that called in the corresponding period of 2014, adding that yard occupancy of the port was 45 per cent as against 75 percent in August 2014 while import discharge was 16,983 as against 27,722 of 2014.

 

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