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MMIA Customs records N1.6 billion revenue in one month

By Adaku Onyenucheya
23 November 2022   |   3:46 am
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command, Lagos, said it recorded N1.6 billion in the month of October.
Mohammed Gidado

Gidado

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command, Lagos, said it recorded N1.6 billion in the month of October.

The Area Controller, Mohammed Gidado

, who disclosed this in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Juliana Tomo, said the command also recorded N982 million from import duty.

Gidado said the command also facilitated the formal export of locally-manufactured goods, which is in low volume due to the peculiarity of the Command as airport terminals to the tune of N1.9 million.

According to him, this is a remarkable revenue collection after the COVID-19 lockdown that placed restrictions on travellers and a drop in importation, coupled with the inflation of the exchange rate.

He noted that the command recorded success in revenue collection and trade facilitation, adding that there were no incidences of smuggling activities through the airport within the period under review.

“The command has been successful in the core values of the service, which include suppression of smuggling, revenue collection and trade facilitation.

“This achievement was through due diligence with the application of extant laws such as Sections 72 and 145 of the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) CAP C45 Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

Gidado assured that the command would continue to pursue its given mandate of trade facilitation, collection of revenue and suppression of smuggling within its jurisdiction.

He said the command would also ensure an efficient and friendlier traveller clearance procedure ahead of the year-end festive season while assuring all voluntary compliance persons a good travel experience in the clearance of their shipment.

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