PTML Customs Command Collects N43.7bn Revenue In 3Month


The Command said it has linked up with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Trade Monitoring System (TRMS) portal which makes inspection of declarations easier and faster.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Port Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command has generated a total revenue of N43,721,215,776.75 for the first quarter of 2023.

The Command also recorded increase in the compliance level of importers, exporters and licensed customs agents following sustained sensitisation embarked on by the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Ali M Ibrahim.

According to a press statement issued by the Command Public Relations Officer, , CSC Muhammad Yakubu, it disclosed that the month of March showed higher collection than January and February.

A month by month break down of the collection showed improvement in March 2023 above the figures of January and February generated by the Command. In January, the command collected N14,748,081,466.31; February collection was a total of N13,129,893,878.68 while March collection was N15,843,240,431.76

The press release also reads in parts that while Comptroller Ibrahim was addressing senior officers of the Command at a recent meeting, he expressed optimism that there will be steady improvement in latter parts of the year with strategies put in place. “The CAC said there is a conscious drive to continually block suspected areas of revenue leakages while enlisting more support of all government agencies and private sector operators in ensuring high level of compliance”.


The Area Controller also commended the officers for their application of knowledge acquired through training and experience in detecting some areas of revenue shortfalls for which demand notices were issued to recover N477.8m between January and March 2023

On anti-smuggling, the Command made two seizures worth N10,487,800 (DPV) when it intercepted and seized 2x40ft containers marked ACLU9664782 and ACLU9715690 laden with 2,598 pieces of used motor tyres; 18 pieces of used washing machines and fridges, used mattresses and other used household items.

While on export, a total of 1,932 containers were processed through PTML in the period under review weighing a total tonnage of 38,137.66 with free on board (FOB) value of $48,006,020.41 which is equivalent to N20,272,942,419.14 at exchange rate of N422.3 to $1

Exported items through the command include cocoa beans, sesame seeds, hibiscus flower, dried ginger, noodles, beverages, cosmetics and others.

The press statement also reads “The command has achieved a major milestone under the new Controller, by obtaining access to trade facilitation, since the command deals more on Roll on Roll off (vehicular) cargoes, it became imperative to assist in removing some traffic obstacles on the port access route.

“There is a remarkable improvement in the conduct of examination by officers, hence, preserving the record 4-hour clearance time of vehicles for compliant declarants.

“The well-being of officers on duty has also received a boost with the establishment of a fully equipped clinic to address health matters at work.


“The CAC thanked the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, CFR for his unwavering support, mentoring examples and motivation which contribute to the progress of PTML Command” It states.


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