MMIA Customs command hits over 76% of its annual target at half year.

MMIA Customs command hits over 76% of its annual target at half year.


…generates N38.7 billion.

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated a total of Thirty eight Billion, Seven hundred and seven million fifty four thousand Two hundred and sixteen naira forty four kobo (N38,707, 054, 216.44) between January and June, 2023.

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The figure represents 79.6% of its annual revenue target.

This was made public by Victor Ogagbor, Superintendent of Customs, Public Relations Officer, MMIA command in the half year report of the command.

According to the report, the figure when compared to same period in 2022 of Thirty Four Billion, Eight Fifty Four Million, Four Hundred and Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty Naira, Ninety Kobo. (34,854,408,350.90) a progressive difference of Three Billion, Eight Hundred and Fifty Two Million, Six Hundred and Forty Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty Five Naira, Fifty Four Kobo (3, 852, 645, 865,. 54k) representing 11% increase was recorded.

The report added that the huge success was due to the ingenuity of the Customs Area Controller if the command, Comptroller M. S. Yusuf who has continued to build on the achievements of the previous year both in the area of revenue generation and anti-smuggling activities.

“Following his resumption the CAC has continued to exhibit Standard best practices consequently aiding trade facilitation and ease of doing business which has significantly increased revenue generation.

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“In the area of Anti-smuggling, the Command made remarkable successes in the first half of 2023. The Enforcement Unit of the Command coordinated several anti-smuggling activities in synergy with other critical stakeholders which led to the seizure of Fifteen (15) consignments of Tramadol, Dried Shark Fins and Live Turtle with a DPV of Twenty Seven Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Thirteen Thousand, Nine Hundred Ninety Three Naira, Forty Seven Kobo (27, 758, 013, 993.47k).

“Note that Shark Fin and Live Turtle are classified under endangered species. In the Spirit of inter-departmental cooperation the Command has handed over the packages of Tramadol to NDLEA.

“The Area Comptroller strived for the continuous cooperation of all stakeholders and reiterated the Command’s promise to sustain and improve upon revenue generation in the second half of 2023,” the report submitted.

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