KLTC Customs Generates N53b in 2023, Processed Exports of 399 Agro, Solid Mineral Containers

The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Area Command (KLTC) of Nigeria Customs Service collected N53,429,615,615 as total revenue for 2023 and aims at meeting it’s target of N87.5b this year and processed 399 export containers of agricultural produce last year

Tunde Ayagbalo, Customs Public Relations Officer for the command who disclosed this in a press release issued in Lagos said the collected revenue is 19 percent higher than the command’s 2022 collection

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Ayagbalo, a Superintendent of Customs said, the Command under the watch of the Customs Area Controller,
Comptroller Martina Tilley-Gyado, through dedication, innovation, and strategic partnerships overcame its operational challenges to generate the 2023 revenue, which he described as record breaking.

According to him, ‘under export, KLTC transformed from a simple export transit hub to a bustling processing centre after the arrival of its Export Processing Terminal (EPT). Since implementing standardized procedures, the innovation has seen to the export of 399 containers of agro products and solid mineral in 2023, marking a significant shift in its operations.

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“The Command undertook several key activities that impacted positively on the revenue drive for the period under review. These include Processing and clearance of import and export shipments; Conducting risk assessment analysis to ensure compliance with trade regulations.

“Engagement with critical stakeholders to enhance and facilitate legitimate trade
Collaborating with other government and security agencies to enhance security.
Proper physical examination of containers.

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Boosting staff morale through upgrading the workspace environment and maintaining proper sanitation.

“In the same vein, the Command made a seizure of a 1 x 40ft container of expired drugs and supplements. The duty paid value of the seizure amounts to seven million, eight hundred and forty-three thousand, nine hundred and fifty-seven Naira.

While not oblivious to the operational challenges faced in 2023, Comptroller Tilley-Gyado affirms that the unwavering support and guidance of the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, and the Management team of the Service have been instrumental in achieving the feats. While expressing her gratitude for their support, she reaffirms the commitment of officers and men of KLTC to continuously improving on the
Commands mandate” the release stated

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Joshua Okoria

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