MM Customs Command Intercepts Over N3.5billion Worth Of Unregistered Pharmaceuticals

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Comptroller Yusuf CAC, MM Command

…Generates N74.2billion Within January Through October 2023

Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of Nigeria Customs Service intercepted unregistered pharmaceutical products suspected to be tramadol tablets with cumulative Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Three Billion, five hundred and fifty six million, eight hundred and two thousand, nine hundred and forty two naira, eighteen kobo (N 3,556, 802,942.18k) within the period of January through October 2023.

The shipment was intercepted on the suspicion of exceeding the approved threshold by the Federal Government.

Speaking to news men at the Command on Wednesday, the Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller MS. Yusuf disclosed that the seizures was made possible as a result of the effort put in by the officers and men of the command not resting on their oars in enforcing government fiscal policies and other trade guidelines.

Comptroller Yusuf disclosed that the Command also within the period under review collected revenue to the tune of Seventy four billion, two hundred and eighty six million, seven hundred and seven thousand, four hundred and forty three naira, one kobo.(N 74, 286, 707, 443.01k) Customs duty and other charges.

This figure, when compare to the revenue collected same period in 2022 which stood at Sixty fifty si million, one hundred and twenty five thousand, eight hundred and twenty three naira twenty nine kobo (N60, 056, 125, 823.29k) shows a progressive difference of Fourteen billion, two hundred and thirty million, five hundred and eighty one thousand, six hundred and nineteen naira, seventy two kobo (N14, 230 581, 619,72k) depicting a twenty three percent (23%) increase in collection.

The command boss noted that the zeal and readiness of his men and officers in ensuring that agents were made to do proper declarations and to adhere strictly to import/export guidelines in tandem with extant laws has made it possible for the Command to so far met 76.34% of its annual target.

Speaking in stakeholders engagement, Comptroller Yusuf disclosed that the Command has maintained its open- door policy and resolved a lot of issues of common interest with concerned stakeholders.

While appreciating the CGC and his management team, he however appreciate the stakeholders and other government agencies for their collaboration.
“Let me also at this juncture thank our critical Stakeholders, Sister Agencies and the Media for their collaborative efforts and synergy while carrying out our statutory mandate in the state.

“I want to use this medium to profoundly thank the Controller General e Customs BA Adeniyi (MFR) for providing an enabling environment as regards the renovation in the Command.

“Let me extend same gratitude to Officers and men of Murtala Muhammed Airport Command. I want to urge them to remain focused and steadfast in discharging their assigned responsibilities” Comptroller Yusuf quipped.

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