Nigeria Customs Service gained over ₦116 billion as 2019 revenue in seaport vehicle importation


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FG's move to shut land borders against vehicle importation is yielding great results as Customs PTML records over ₦116 billion in 9 months! See details of their revenue here!

The effects of closing our land borders to vehicle importation are beginning to be felt following an increase in seaports importation. As a result of this, the Nigeria Customs Service, PTML command, has disclosed that its revenue generated from January 2019 to September 2019 is ₦116,524,304,684.00.


Goods being imported via the seaport

In comparison to the ₦87,608,418,283 revenue from 2018, there was a ₦28,915,886,401 billion increase.

This was confirmed by the command’s spokesman, Yakubu Mohammed, while addressing newsmen. Mohammed stated that the increase was due to an influx of vehicles via the terminal and operational efforts of Compt. Florence Dixon, who is the new area controller. He also disclosed that ₦10.3 billion was the monthly target of the command in terms of revenue.

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“The throughput of cars coming into the seaport is quite increasing. I don’t know if it is because of the closure of the land borders, but I know that our revenue has shot up and the cargo throughput has improved.”

Highlighting the contributions of the new area command, Compt. Dixon Florence, to this development, the spokesman said that she embarked on a sensitization program, urging staff to work toward the achievement of the monthly target and surpassing it.

“She is always on check, and she encourages all the senior officers to be on check. If you know that somebody is watching you somewhere, you will always do the right thing, and this has increased our revenue.”


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Going by the records, in January, the command made ₦14.8 billion higher than the ₦9.9 billion made in the previous year. ₦10 billion was recorded in February, higher than the ₦7.2 billion of last year. Other monthly revenues include:

Revenues of Nigeria Custom Services, PTML command
 Month 2019  2018 
March  ₦11.8 billion  ₦8.4 billion
April  ₦13.2 billion   ₦10.8 billion
May  ₦12.3 billion  ₦10.8 billion
June  ₦13.3 billion  ₦10.5 billion
July ₦14.8 billion ₦9.5 billion
August ₦12.6 billion ₦9.9 billion
September ₦13.2 billion ₦10.2 billion

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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