The Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed Airport Command, has generated a total of N38,707,054,216.44 between January to June 2023.
In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Customs Victor Ogagbor, made available to journalists, says that the revenue generated represents 79.6% of the annual revenue target met when compared to the same period in 2022 of N34,854,408,350.90, a progressive difference of N3,852,645,865,54 representing 11% increase.
The Command also made remarkable successes in anti-smuggling within the period under review.
Mohammed Yusuf,, Customs Area Comptroller of the Command called for continuous cooperation of all stakeholders and reiterates the Command’s promise to sustain and improve upon revenue generation in the second half of 2023.
The Enforcement Unit of the Command coordinated several anti-smuggling activities in synergy with other critical stakeholders, which led to the seizure of Fifteen (15) consignments.
Notable among the seizures are Tramadol, Dried Shark Fins and Live Turtle with a DPV of N27, 758,013,993.47, of which Shark Fin and Live Turtles are classified under endangered species.
In Synergy and inter-departmental cooperation, the Command has handed over the packages of Tramadol to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.