Nigeria records 150% increase in Agro-Export.

By OMA | 03-01-2018 | Politics |  

Government initiative to revolutionise agric sector yielding fruits already.


If records coming from the Tin Can Island in Apapa are anything to go by, it appears present day governments effort to revolutionise the agric sector is already bearing fruits.

According to a publication from, data gotten from Tin Can Island in Apapa has shown a 150% increase in Nigeria's export sector.

According to the report, The Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Port Command, Yusuf Bashar, made this disclosure, saying cocoa topped the list of commodities exported through the port last year.

other exported commodities include pepper, soybean, rubber, milk, frozen shrimps, hibiscus flowers and ginger, among others.

According to Yusuf Bashar, cocoa bean, which was the highest exported agricultural product through the port last year, recorded 33,294 metric tonnes followed by sesame seed and rubber, which recorded 15,189.78 and 15,072.84 metric tonnes, respectively.

The Deputy Controller of Customs in charge of Exports, Audu Ochuma, also attributed the feat to increased participation in agricultural activities, adding that exportation required more meticulousness than importation.