Nigeria exports hit N129.9b in 2012

Goodluck Jonathan

The Apapa Area 1 command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed that 116, 525 metric tonnes of some commodities valued at N129.9 billion were exported through the Lagos Port complex in 2012.

Its Area Comptroller, Mohammed Umar explained that the commodities were exported between January and December.

He listed the commodities as including:  palm kernel cake, cocoa beans and wheat bran pallets , cashew nuts, sesame seeds, ginger, hibiscus flower, gum Arabic, processed rubber, shrimps, and lead ingot.

Others are 4, 625,837 square feet of processed leather, 74,547 cases of dettol, maggi crayfish, 29,062 cartons of biscuits 97,100 bags of assorted bathroom slippers and 1,655,320 litres of ethyl alcohol.

Umar stressed that total revenue collected by the command at the port was N283.9billion.

He declared that the command’s post clearance audit unit had attracted 119 companies.

The comptroller added: “A monthly average of   1,177 containers left the ports under the scheme. A total of 14,128 containers were exited through the post clearance audit scheme.”

He noted that the command seized 20   containers of contraband laden with batteries, used engines, deodorants, car parts, textiles, electronics

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