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The Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service made N36,728,799,903 in the first quarter of the year. The collected figure is 43% higher than the N25,656,118,181 recorded between January and March 2018 by the command.
According to a report made available by the Customs Public Relations Officer for the Command, Mohammed Yakubu, it shows a difference of N11,072,681,722 between last first quarter 2018 and 2019 collections.
A breakdown of the monthly collections, according to the statement, indicates that N14,850,154,616 was collected in January 2019, which is 49% higher than N9,967,751,491 collected same period in 2018.
In February 2019 the command collected N10,024,673,259 which is 38 per cent higher than N7,267,306,206 collected in February 2018.
In March, N11,853,972,028 was collected. The March figure is 41% higher than N8,421,060,484  collected
same period last year.
Yakubu said the increase in revenue was due to higher cargo throughput and diligence on the part of the command’s operatives.
Recalled we earlier reported that NCS, Ogun State Area Command, said it generated total revenue of three billion, two hundred and fifty-eight million, six hundred and twenty-eight thousand, one hundred, ninety Naira and fifty kobo (N3, 258, 628, 190.50) between January and March.
The Controller of the Command, Michael Agbara made the disclosure while briefing journalists on
scorecard of the state command for the first quarter of 2019 fiscal year at the sentry, Idiroko.
He said the command seized 226 goods comprises of 83 units of vehicles (37 tokunbo and 46 means of conveyance), 12,720 bags of foreign rice (50 kg each), 446 kegs of vegetable oil (25liters each), 4 units  of motorcycles, 778 pairs, 3 jumbo and 6 sacks of used footwear, 22 bales and 4 sacks of secondhand clothing, 33 Pcs of handbags, 583 Pcs of used tyres, 550 kegs of PMS (Petrol) of 25 litres each, 143 book size, 21 coconut size and 8 sacks of Cannabis Sativa.
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