MMA Customs Command Generates N38.7 billon in Six Months
By Okezie Nnadi
The Murtala Muhammed Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service under the leadership of the Customs Area Controller, COMPT.MS Yusuf has continued to build on the achievements of the previous year both in the area of revenue generation and in 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.
From the period of January – June 2023, the M. M. Airport Command 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) representing 79.6% of annual revenue target met.
When compared to the 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.
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.