We Are Yet To Collect Revenue On Exports For 2018, Says TCIP Customs

Tin Can Island Port 2 Area  Command of the Nigeria Customs Service


Story By Roland Ekama.


Tin Can Island Port 2 Area  Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday disclosed that it is yet to generate revenue on export for the year 2018.

Recall that Controller of the command, Mohammed Dalhatu, had stated that the command created a dedicated desk for exporters who wished to make any inquiries concerning export of agricultural produce.

While urging exporters to patronise the command, Dalhatu reiterated that Tin Can Port 2 is one of the biggest dry port terminals in the southwest with an export examination bay.

He also advised yam farmers to look into exporting other by products.

According to Mr. Sadiq Farouk, the command’s spokesman, between January and March 6, 2018, no revenue has been  recorded on the export of Nigerian products .

On the command’s revenue drive, he noted that it has been given  a monthly target of N1.432 billion while it's annual revenue target is N17.193 billion.

A total of N1.579 billion was collected as revenue in February 2018,which is 10 percent above the monthly target.

The spokesman attributed the revenue upswing to duties collected from Lekki and Lagos Free Trade Zones.

He said that the command also collected duty on base oil products far above collections in the last two months of the year.