The Customs Area Command at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos State, made the total sum of N20.8 billion in revenue only for the period of January to December 2022.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Malami Gidado made this known at a press briefing on Tuesday 17 January, 2023 stated, that, when he expressed the delight that his command had a smiling end of year with the amount, reminding that, in the previous year, 2021, the sum of Nineteen Billion, Forty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and Ten Thousand, Six Hundred and Fourteen Naira and Twenty Six Kobo (N19,048,810,614.26) only, was the revenue collected within same period.
Comparing between the 2021 and 2022 revenue collected; there is an increased collection of One Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Forty-Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira, and Eighty-Five Kobo (N1,849,747,265.85) only, due to an improved integrity of passengers’ in the declaration of goods and high level of Compliance towards voluntary payment of (Couriers Parcels, Passengers Accompanied and Unaccompanied Baggage) Duty.
According to the Command, during the December 2022 review, the Command collected the sum of One Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Five Hundred and Eighty Five thousand, Eighty Seven naira and Fifty Four Kobo (N1,758,585,087.54)only.The Sum of One billion, Six Hundred and Twenty Million, Forty Four thousand, Nine hundred and Eleven Naira and Forty Five Kobo (N1,620,044,911.45) only, was the revenue collected within same period in 2021.
This therefore simply implies that the Command had an increased sum of Three Hundred and Ninety Three Million, Three Hundred and Three thousand, Three hundred and Sixty Naira and Seventy Five Kobo (N393,303, 360.75) only in 2022.
The seamless travellers’ clearance procedure adopted by the Command as initiated by the CAC over the period is worthwhile as evidenced in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command revenue collected from August to December 2022. This implies effectiveness of initiated and adopted strategies while measuring performance and Challenges from August to December 2022 compared to the preceding year’s revenue collection of 2021 towards a better performance in the near future.
Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Superintendent Juliana Destiny Tomo made the information available to the newsmen on behalf of the Customs Area Controller, MMIA, Ikeja-Lagos.