Port Harcourt Customs generates N18b in three months

The Port Harcourt Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service realised a revenue sum of N18, 170,597,798 billion in the first quarter of 2021, beginning from January to March.

The Area Comptroller, Yusuf Garba, disclosed this in a statement by the command’s spokesman in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday.

According to The Nation, Garba said the amount showed over N2 billion increase from the N16,180,827,894 generated in the same period last year.

A breakdown of the figure showed that N6,433,037,926.11 was generated in January, while N5,031,701,309.59 and N6,705,858,563.36 were collected in February and March.

The controller said the highest amount of the revenue came from bulk cargoes importation, which he attributed to gradual return of activities at the port, which was earlier disrupted by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

According to the comptroller, N1,158,083,726 was generated from excise duties by the International Breweries Ltd. This is higher than N891,134,979 generated from the company this period last year.

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