The Port Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) has collected a total of N138,034,958,113 as revenue from January to September 2020.
Mohammed Yakubu, PTML’s Public Relations Officer, who made these figures available in release to news men, stated that the amount realized is 19 percent above N115,910,867,674 collected within same period of 2019 with a surplus of N22,124,090,439.
He said this made possible due largely to increase in volume of cargo and strategies by the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Festus Okun, to block possible areas of revenue leakages.
The Controller said the command made its highest monthly collection this year in August with a record N18,147,171,910
Okun urged all port users operating in PTML to remain compliant by making sincere declarations, avoiding smuggling and adhering strictly to import and export prohibition lists.
He parted customs officers under his watch on the back for their diligence and commitment in ensuring seamless trade facilitation and promoting ease of doing business in line with government directives.
A monthly breakdown of the collections shows increases in 2020 figures above 2019 except in the month of July when N14,860,863,304 was collected in 2019 which was 1.3 percent above N14,661,692,533.36 collected in July 2020.