The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Lilypond Export Command in Lagos, said it processed export goods worth N86.426 billion, equivalent to free-on-board value (FOB) of $204.656 million within the first quarter of 2023.
Babandede Mohammed, the Customs Area Controller of the Command told journalists in Lagos that the command processed non-oil export with a total tonnage of 118,184.96 within the period under review.
He said the items processed include agricultural produce like cocoa beans, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, hibiscus flowers, soya beans and ginger.
Other export items processed at the terminal were lithium ore, manganese ore, and zircon sand while manufactured goods exported are instant noodles, cosmetics, cigarettes and beverages.
“Lilypond Export Command despite being a new command has recorded some achievements. The command has drastically reduced delays in export processing, making the business of export effective and efficient since all agencies are domiciled in one place as a one-stop shop.
“It has reduced congestion along the access roads to the port and also inside the port terminals, giving space for import containers; it has reduced the cost of export business; it has reduced the issue of contract cancellation. The issue of pilfering of cargo has been eliminated and released containers can access the port within 48 hours for loading on to awaiting vessel,” he said.