Apapa customs rakes in N6.1b from duty on imported rice

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The Apapa command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday said it generated N6.15 billion from duty on imported rice from January to December 2016.

The command`s Area Controller, Alhaji Musa Jibrin, gave the figure in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

A breakdown of the figure showed that the sum of N5.6 billion was realised in the first six months of 2016 while N4.1 million was generated between July and December.

The controller also said the sum of N7.6 billion was generated on duty on sugar import, N17.3 million on wheat flour duty and N21.1 billion on wheat grain.

Jibrin said that N353.2 million was realised from duty on iron, N5.7 million on cigarette and N219.9 million on cement.

NAN reports that the command had earlier announced the sum of N264.1 billion as total revenue for 2016.

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  • real

    This are all products that we should not be importing or at the very least they should be tax and levied heavily to discourage the importation of this item. we need to support our local producer of these goods and crop and we can’t allow cheap substandard import to continue to destroy our economy and industries.
    This kind of new clearly shows that the government is not serious about building up our economy. Due to the need to raise revenue, we need to tax and levy these item heavily.

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