Q1 Report: MMA Customs Command Surpasses 2023 Revenue Generation With Over N23b

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…Intercepts Various Items With DPV Of Over 5.7billion

Comptroller Mohammed Sani Yusuf, CAC MMAC

Amidst the numerous global challenges which has been affecting almost all sectors of the economy due to the unstable exchange rate, the Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed Airport Command has remain resolute at ensuring that the command collects the much-needed revenue into the Federal Government coffers.

The Command has also beep up its anti-smuggling drive in ensuring the safety and well-being of the citizenry through curbing smuggling to its barest minimum while facilitating legitimate import and export trades.

Speaking to news men on the activities of the Command for the first quarter of year 2024, the Customs Area Controller incharge of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Sani Yusuf disclosed that despite the global challenges, MMA Command surpassed its records for the first quarter of year 2024.

Comptroller Mohammed hinted that the Command recorded Forty-Five Billion, Two Hundred and Thirty-Two Million, Four Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty-Eight Naira (N45,232,483,528).

While in the corresponding period of 2023, the Command collected Twenty-One Billion, Three Hundred and Sixty-Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy-Six Naira, Forty-Four Kobo (N21,362,752,676.44K).

This, he said represents an appreciable increase of Twenty-Three Billion, Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty-One Naira and Fifty-Six Kobo (N23,869,730,851.56K) only indicating 111.7% increase.

Speaking on the command anti-smuggling drive, the CAC disclosed that the Command recorded an appreciable increase which led to the interception of fifty (50) pieces of 9mm live ammunitions, discovered in a joint examination conducted by the Service and the NDLEA.

Other seizures made in the first quarter includes 1,164kg sea cucumbers, 58kg of donkey genitals and 17pakages of Tramadol, with a cumulative Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Five Billion, seven hundred and ninety four million, ninety nine thousand, three hundred and seventy one naira and one hundred and nonteen kobo only (N5,794,099,371.119k).

The Command boss disclosed that all the seized items contravened some of the provisions of extant laws as enshrined in the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCS Act) 2023.

Speaking on stakeholders Engagement, Comptroller Mohammed said “In the area of stakeholder’s engagement, the Command has maintained its open-door policy and resolved a lot of issues of common interest with concerned stakeholders.

“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”

He however appreciate the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashiru Adewale Adeniyi MFR and his Management team for their continued support as well as Officers and Men of the MMA Command, he urged them to remain focused and steadfast in discharging their assigned responsibilities.

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