The Nigeria Customs Service, Port and Terminal Multiservice Limited Command, said it collected N234 billion in November.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Yakubu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
He explained that there is a N20.9 billion increase in the revenue representing 9.8 per cent when compared to N213 billion collected by the command in November 2022.
The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Abba Yusuf, expressed hope that the 2023 total revenue target of the command would be realised.
He said that officers of the command were fully deployed to work optimally in line with the mandate of the service.
Yusuf restated that compliance and transparency are keys to faster cargo clearance at all times, “As customs officers were fully mobilized to conduct joint examination from 9 am to 4 pm with sister government agencies to avoid the delays associated with separate examinations by the individual agencies,” Yusuf added.
The PTML Customs boss said, “The command is a model in many areas including a record-breaking three-hour roll-on-roll-off cargo clearance time where there is one hundred percent compliance,”
He added that this time-release feat is sustainable and has contributed to the achievement of adequate terminal space devoid of congestion in PTML.
The Controller added that the visit of ‘MV Great Lagos,’ a ship with space to carry 2,500 vehicles and 2,,000 containers, 2500 general cargo, and other types of equipment, shows the capacity of the command to receive and process an increased number of imported cargoes.