Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area Command has generated N367,682,616,309.23 from January through September, this year.
A total of 328 containers of various goods valued at N19,545,849,108 that contravened the law were seized showing an increase above 37 containers that were seized same period of last year.
The command also made seizures of pharmaceuticals, foreign rice, used clothing and other items in 129 containers with total duty paid value of N3,640,894,888 in the third quarter of the year.
The Apapa port Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura said the figure represents 17 percent increase above the N313,518,235,978.06 collected within the first nine months of 2019 with difference of N54,164,380,331.17.
Abba-Kura hinted that for the third quarter, the command collected N140,335,570,076 as revenue from customs duty and other charges between July and September 2020.
He said the figure is 27 percent higher than the N110,254,181,295.37 collected within same period of 2019 with a difference of N30,081,388,781.01.
“The difference recorded was made possible as a result of resilience of officers in ensuring that Importers and agents are made to do proper declarations, adhere strictly to import/export guidelines in tandem with extant laws”.