Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos Command said on Thursday that between January to December 2022, it generated a total sum of N20.9 billion.
Breaking it down, the command said in December 2022, it collected the sum of N1,758,585,087.54 as revenue generation, signifying about a N400 million increase when compared to the same period in 2021.
These were contained in a statement made available to aviation journalists by Juliana Tomo, the Spokesman of the Command, Daily Independent reports.
The statement hinted that Mohammed Gidado, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) said the revenue improvement was made possible due to enhanced integrity of passengers in the declaration of goods and a high level of compliance towards voluntary payment of courier parcels, passengers accompanied and unaccompanied baggage duty.
The statement added further that during the December 2022 review, the command collected the sum of N1,758,585,087.54 as revenue generated from the command.
The statement added: “The Sum of N1,620,044,911.45 only was the revenue collected within the same period in 2021. This simply implies that the command had an increased sum of N393,303,360.75 in 2022.
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“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.”
It said this implied the 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.