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Customs Revenue Drops By N78.3m

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The Tin-Can Island Customs Area Command 2, Ijora, Lagos, says it generated N453.51 million revenue for the month of August.
Figures obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday, showed that last month’s revenue was N78.30 million less than the N531.81 million recorded in July.

NAN reports that the August figure was also N74.78 million lower than the N528.3 million the command realised for the corresponding month in 2015.

The Command`s Customs Controller, Alhaji Abdulkadir Dalhatu, attributed the drop in revenue to the low volume of containers at the terminal, occasioned by low importation activities at the ports.
Dalhatu, however, said the command was taking creative measures to attract more cargoes to boost its revenue.

According to the controller, some of the measures include training and re-training of personnel, blockage of revenue leakages and engaging stakeholders on how they could be served better.
He said the recent re-designation of the command as Tin –Can Island 2 from the old Lilypond Area Command was another strategy to make the command more appealing for better patronage. (NAN)

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