Customs service in Edo/Delta remit N30bn into FG’s accounts

The Nigeria Customs Service Commands in Edo/Delta States raked in N30.6 billion into the federation and related Accounts of the federal government within January to August 2023.

Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Babatunde Olomu, said Excise Duty collection from Guinness Nigeria Plc, Coca-Cola, and 7up bottling companies contributed the sum of N4.57 billion to the milestones.

Giving a breakdown this while briefing on the activities of the Service on Thursday, Olomu said the amount marks an increase with N2,362,382,379.00 (Two Billion, Three Hundred and Sixty-Two Million, Three Hundred and Eighty-Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Nine Naira) than the previous year.

The commands were able to raise 24 Demand Notices (DN), ahead of the Demand Notice for the corresponding period of 2022, Olomu said.

According to him, “The Demand Notice of 2023 is worth NN138,587,468.00 (One Hundred and Thirty-Eight Million, Five Hundred and Eighty-Seven Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty-Eight Naira).

Despite the challenges in the trade supply chain arising from a lull in Port activities, the Edo/Delta Area Commands recorded total Volume of Crude Oil lifted from the Area within the period under review from January to August 2023 stood at 156,836,264 Barrels and that of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) was 268,319.522 Metric Tonnes.

Accordingly, the Commands have taken custody of seizures with Duty Paid Value of N331,181,600.00) (Three Hundred and Thirty-One Million One Hundred and Eighty One Thousand Six Hundred Naira).

These were recorded within half of a third quarter of the year 2023, which includes Bales of used clothes, Rice, vegetable oil, used Fridges, red wines, tomato paste sacks of Cannabis among others.

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