Apapa Command rakes in N17.9bn daily

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The Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service under the leadership of Comptroller Babatunde Olomu said it has recorded a landmark daily collection of N17,903,312,598 on June 14, 2024 being the highest since its inception.

The Command generated N4.49 trillion between June 2023 and 2024, representing a 74 per cent increase when compared to the previous year which stood at N2.58 trillion.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Apapa Command, Comptroller Babatunde Olomu, made this revelation at a press conference in Apapa yesterday, said that the feat is as a result of Customs officers’ intensified efforts to curb revenue loopholes amid dwindling cargo throughput estimated to have dropped by more than 50 percent

He equally revealed that the Command recently intercepted 2 containers of used clothing and Crusader soap.

Comptroller Babatunde Olomu, who assumed office as Area Controller of the nation’s premier port command a month ago, said the officers and men of the command under his watch are ready to sustain and surpass the tempo and up the ante.

He added that this unprecedented collection is a way of celebrating one year in office of Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, whose inspiring and motivating leadership has contributed greatly in what the command recorded thus far.

Comptroller Babatunde Olomu, urged port users to always abide by the tenets and etiquette of lawful operations such as obeying the extant import and export guidelines, prompt and accurate payment of duty and promotion of regular engagement in the national interest

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