The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service recently intercepted and handed over seven (40-feet) containers of impounded pharmaceutical products to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over false declaration.
This is even as the Area Controller of the command, Muhammed Jibrin said the command collected the total sum of 136.3 billion Naira from January to May, 2017.
Speaking at the APM Terminal in Apapa while handing over the seven containers of drugs to Mr. Olufemi Ogunrinde on behalf of Director General of NAFDAC, Controller Jibrin said the drugs were loaded into 40- feet containers and declared as Cimetidine, but on a closer examination, a different brand was discovered.
Responding, the NAFDAC Assistant Director commended the effort of Apapa customs command and pleaded for more robust collaboration to ensure that Nigeria becomes a preferred destination for cargoes.
Meanwhile, the Apapa Customs Command said it collected 136.3 billion Naira from January to May, 2017, thereby beating the revenue for the corresponding period of 2016, which stood at N98.1billion Naira.
In a press statement sent to Maritime Platform recently, Jibril said his command was able to surpass its revenue target for May 2017, irrespective of the prevailing harsh economic conditions. He attributed the increase in revenue to his officers’ diligence and commitment to work ethics.