The Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service made N36,728,799,903 in the first quarter of the year.
The collected figure is 43 per cent higher than the N25,656,118,181 recorded between January and March 2018 by the command.
According to a statement made available by the Customs Public Relations Officer for the Command, Mohammed Yakubu, it shows a difference of N11,072,681,722 between last first quarter 2018 and 2019 collections.
A breakdown of the monthly collections, according to the statement, indicates that N14,850,154,616 was collected in January 2019, which is 49 per cent higher than N9,967,751,491 collected same period in 2018.
In February 2019 the command collected N10,024,673,259 which is 38 per cent higher than N7,267,306,206 collected in February 2018.
In March, N11,853,972,028 was collected. The March figure is 41 percent higher than N8,421,060,484 collected same period last year.
Yakubu said the increase in revenue was due to higher cargo throughput and diligence on the part of the command’s operatives.