By Jerry Aguigbo
The Murtala Muhammed Area command under the dynamic leadership of the Customs Area Controller, COMPT. MS Yusuf has continued to make some impressive progress building on the achievements of the previous year both in the area of revenue generation and in anti-smuggling activities with an impressive declaration of N38,707, 054, 216.44 as revenue collected between January and June, 2023.
In a press statement released yesterday by the Airport Command and signed by SC VU Ogagbor, the Command’s Public Relations Officer
The M.M.A Customs Command has benefited immensely from the wise counsel and accurate decisions of the CAC, Compt. Yusuf, which has also ensured upward movement of revenue generation
from the period of January – June 2023.
The M. M. Airport Command generated a total of N38,707, 054, 216.44 representing 79.6% of annual revenue target met. When compared to the same period in 2022 of 34,854,408,350.90 a progressive difference of 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 15 consignments of Tramadol, Dried Shark Fins and Live Turtle with a DPV of 27, 758, 013, 993.47k. Recall that Shark Fin and Live Turtle are classified under endangered species. However, in the Spirit of inter-departmental cooperation the Command has handed over the packages of Tramadol to NDLEA.
The Area Comptroller craves 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.