The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of Nigeria Customs Service has said that the revenue recorded between January 1 and March 30 this year, jumped by a total of 36.8 per cent compared to the revenue for the corresponding period of 2020.
The command also said it recorded N3bn monthly collection, being the highest figure in recent time.
This was conveyed in a statement on Friday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, JT Ayagbalo.
He said the command intercepted 16,920 bottles of 1.5 litre per bottle Augus-Towanka table water with Duty Paid Value of N5,493,033m.
According to the statement, the Customs Area Controller in charge of KLT, Comptroller Hammi J. Swomen, said the command also generated N7, 968,865,907bn as duty in the first quarter of 2021, surpassing the N5.8bn made in the first quarter of 2020.
“This figure represents a 36.8 per cent increase in duty collected when compared to the revenue generated in the first quarter of last year,” he said.
Swomen, nevertheless, said that the command made seizures of five containers laden with assorted imported items, with a DPV of over N55.7m, in the period under review.
According to him, other seized items include 2,655 pieces of used car tyres with a DPV of N21, 589,521m.
He explained that two vehicles, a used Toyota Carina E 2000 model and a used Mazda 323 2004 model, were concealed in one of the containers.
“The other seizures include 2,772 by 5 litre kegs of vegetable oil and 16,920 by 1.5 litre bottles of Augus-Towanka table water were all intercepted and confiscated. The DPV of the two vehicles stands at N28,656,879m,” he said.
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