‎Apapa Customs Command generates N198.5 bn in 8 months

 
CAC Apapa Area Command Eporwei Edike

The Apapa Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday said that it generated a total of N198.5 billion from January to August.


The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Emmanuel Ekpa made the revenue report available to newsmen in Lagos.

The revenue report shows that the command, under Comptroller Eporwei Edike, generated N30.1 billion in August, which was higher than the  N24. 4 billion it generated in July.

In January, the Command collected N20.7 billion; February revenue was N21.5 billion; in March, it was N32.3 billion; April revenue was N20.7 billion; May was N23.8 billion; June revenue was N24.6 billion.

A breakdown of the revenue  report showed that in the August N30.1 billion revenue collecetd by the command,  a total of N16 billion was generated into the Federation Account, which has under it, import duty, fees and the Common External Tariff(CET).

Under the Non-Federation Account, the command generated revenue in total of N14 billion.

The revenue was from 5 per cent Vat; 7 per cent Port Levy; 0.5 per cent ECOWAS Trade Libralisation Scheme (ETLS); 1 per cent CISS; and from NAC.

Other components under the account include levy from rice, iron, sugar, as well as from wheat flour, and wheat grain. 

It also indicated that a total of N6.1 million was collected from the Negotiable Duty Credit Certificate (NDCC).

The NDCC is a document accepted for duty payment from importers who bring in materials for production purposes.

Ekpa said the command’s August revenue was high in spite of the 45 per cent yard occupancy at the port, compared to the 75 per cent yard occupancy in the corresponding period of 2014.  

He attributed the record to officers’ dedication to duty and their resilience.

He said that the command also took its supervision duty seriously and had regular interaction with stakeholders, to understand their challenges and address them promptly.