The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has put the Free on Board (FOB) Value of over 75, 000 metric tonnes of non-oil export goods processed by it and shipped through the Tin-can Island Port in the first half of this year at about N56 billion.
The figure was provided by the Customs Area Controller of Tin-can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Musa Mohammed, during the visit of the NCS’ Coordinator, South West, Assistant Comptroller General, Aminu Dahiru, in Lagos
Mohammed, who gave the highlights of the command’s performance from January to June, 2018, said that most of the export goods comprised mainly agricultural products and manufactured goods.
He also confirmed the seizure of banned products, including two containers of Tramadol Hydrochloride and ciprofloxacin which were falsely declared as electrical static converters.
The Area Controller also spoke on the command’s interception of 5x40ft containers of second hand clothing and another 1x40ft container of used tyres, with a cumulative Duty Paid Value of N124 million during the six month period under review.
Mohammed assured that the command would continue to give its support to exporters to increase the exportable goods from the country and by so doing, increasing the nation’s foreign exchange earnings.
In his comments, Dahiru commended the command for its improved revenue generation, seizures of dangerous drugs and arms and ammunition as well as its commitment to non-oil export promotion.