Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced that it generated N311.2 billion revenue in the first quarter of 2019.
This was contained in a document released in Abuja by the office of the Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, showing the revenue generated between January and March.
A revenue target of N887 billion was set for NCS in 2019 by the federal government.
However, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, had promised that the figure would be surpassed as the management had earlier set a higher target for the organisation.
The NCS generated about N116.5 billion in January, N84.9 billion in February, and N109.8 billion in March.
It showed that the revenue, which is from; import duty, levy, exercise duty and other fees, was gotten from the 29 various commands of the service across the country.
Apapa Customs’ command has the highest revenue generated followed by Tincan.
Ogun State Command of NCS had, earlier in the month, announced that it generated N3,258,628,190 revenue in the first quarter of 2019.
The command’s Area Comptroller, Michael Agbara said the command intercepted 1.8 tons of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp), 12,720 bags of foreign rice, 83 units of “tokunbo” vehicles, 446 kegs of vegetable oil, 4 units of motorcycle and 778 pairs, three jumbo and six sacks of used foot wears, within the period.