Customs Area Controller of Tin-can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Musa Mohammed, said that the command recorded a total of more than 75, 000metric tons of export, with FOB Value of over N56billion between January and July this year.
This comprise majorly of agricultural products and processed and manufactured goods.
Musa had in his address during the visit of the Coordinator South West of the Service, Assistant Comptroller General Aminu Dahiru, said in response to the security alert on the less than transparent importation and worrisome misuse of certain controlled drugs, the command intercepted 1x40ft and 1x20ft containers of Tramadol Hydrochloride (225mg) in the period under review. The Customs boss said that the drugs were falsely declared as electrical static converters and ciprofloxacin, respectively.
This is in addition to the arrest of 5x40ft containers of second hand clothing and another 1x40ft container of used tyres, with a cumulative Duty Paid Value of N124million, he noted.
This is even as Musa assured that government will continue to expand the scope of its export potential as a means of building its local capacity, promoting local production and employment, and raising its foreign exchange earning power.
The Zonal Coordinator commended the Customs area boss for his impressive performances in the area of revenue collection and non oil export drive he has made since the beginning of the year, including high profile seizures such as arms and ammunition, and dangerous drugs such as Tramadol and Codeine syrups.