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Murtala Muhammed Airport Customs rakes in ₦74.29 Billion in 10 months – surpasses previous year’s figures



Murtala Muhammed Airport Customs rakes in ₦74.29 Billion in 10 months - surpasses previous year's figures

The Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reported a remarkable revenue generation of ₦74.29 billion in customs duty and other charges from January to October 2023. This figure represents a substantial growth of ₦14.23 billion or 23.69%, surpassing the ₦60.06 billion achieved in the same period in 2022.


Comptroller Mohammed Yusuf, the Customs Area Controller, disclosed these figures during a news conference held in Lagos on Wednesday. He commended the resilience of officers in ensuring proper declarations by agents and strict adherence to import/export guidelines in accordance with existing laws, contributing to the successful revenue generation.


Yusuf highlighted that the command has achieved 76.34% of its annual target, attributing the success to the dedication of officers. In addition to revenue generation, the command has actively enforced government fiscal policies and trade guidelines, recently intercepting unregistered pharmaceutical products suspected to be Tramadol tablets of 225mg from India and Pakistan.


The cumulative Duty Paid Value of the intercepted items amounted to ₦3.57 billion, slated to be handed over to the appropriate authorities. Yusuf emphasized the command’s commitment to anti-smuggling activities and maintaining an open-door policy for stakeholder engagement.


Expressing gratitude, he thanked critical stakeholders, sister agencies, and the media for their collaborative efforts and synergy. He acknowledged the support of the Controller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, in providing an enabling environment and urged officers to remain focused and steadfast in discharging their responsibilities.

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