CEM REPORT, FINANCE | In the month of November, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated about N1.95 billion in revenue from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) terminal in Lagos.
This is a significant increase from N350.5 million generated in October 2022.
According to the Customs Area Controller for MMIA, Comptroller Malami Gidado, within 100 days, the NCS collected the sum of N7.018 billion only, as against N6.7 billion revenue collected within the same period in 2021.
He noted that there had been a steady record of greater success in the statutory mandate of the border control agency at the airport since he took over a few months ago.
He added that there has been a positive difference in the integrity of passengers’ declaration of goods in the preceding Month (November 2022) under review.
Gidado assured of good travel experience and friendlier clearance procedure of shipment for all voluntary compliance persons.
The commander while calling on sister border control agencies at the Lagos Airport to collaborate with the Customs to ensure blockage of all possible avenues that may result in revenue leakages, reiterated the mandate of the NCS to include the interception of contraband, and examination of travellers and their baggage, cargo and mail.
He also mentioned the assessment and collection of customs duty and other statutory taxes on goods and services as well as protecting businesses against illegal trade malpractices with the application of extant laws such as Sections 150 and 161 of the Customs and Excise Management Act CAP C45 Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (CEMA CAP C45 LFN 2004) for the smooth running of the command.