Apapa Customs Command generates N21 in one month

The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated N20.7billion in January 2015, up from the N19billion generated in the corresponding period last year.
This is contained in the revenue report of the command, signed by the Comptroller of the command, Mr. Eporwei Edike, in Lagos on Wednesday.

National Daily learnt from the report that in the month under review, the command generated N11.5billion for the Federation Account and N9.1billion for the Non-Federation Account.

It indicated that in January 2014, N9.3billion was generated for the Federation Account, while N9.5billion went into the Non-Federation Account.
The command realized N230.6 million from Negotiable Duty Credit Certificate.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Emmanuel Ekpa, that the increase was due to better performance of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) on goods.
According to him, PAAR works very well and a number of importers are able to process their cargo documents within a short time.
According to the report, the revenues were realized from import duty, Common External Tariffs, fees and others.
It stated that revenues were also realized from Value Added Tax , seven per cent port levy, National Automotive Council charges ; ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme, Sugar Levy and Rice Levy.
The report named other sources of revenue as one per cent Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme; Wheat Flour Levy, Wheat Grain, Iron Levy and Cigarette.