With Nigeria being an import giant, it is not entirely surprising that import gate keepers are raking in tons of cash.   

Between January and August 2017, the Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated 183 billion naira.

The Command’s Customs Area Controller, Yusuf Bashar said this on Thursday, in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Uche Ejesieme in Lagos.

Bashar, who compared the amount to 156 billion naira the command generated in 2016, attributed the high revenue generated to policies and plans aimed at blocking leakages.

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In August alone, the command generated 28 billion naira, a development Bashar described as the highest in the history of the command.

“But for the exclusion of 41 items from the Foreign Exchange window, the command could have doubled its revenue profile,’’ the controller said.

According to him, the increase in revenue has become possible because the command is becoming more thorough and efficient.

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