… Comptroller Gidado attributes feat to improved passengers’ integrity
The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has declared the sum of Twenty Billion, Eight Hundred and Ninety Eight Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty Naira, Eleven Kobo (N20,898,557,880.11) as total revenue it collected from January to December, 2022.
This is against the sum of Nineteen Billion, Forty Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ten Thousand, Six Hundred and Fourteen Naira, Twenty Six Kobo (N19,048,810,614.26) it collected within the same period in 2021.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Juliana Destiny Tomo, a Superintendent of Customs, who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday observed that the 2022 revenue collection increased by One Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand,Two Hundred and Sixty Five Naira, Eighty Five Kobo (N1,849,747,265.85) when compared with the 2021 collection.
Tomo noted that the increase in revenue collection of the command was as a result of 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.
Speaking on revenue collection for the month of December 2022, she said, “The command collected the sum of One Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Five Hundred and Eighty Five thousand, Eighty Seven naira, 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, Forty Five Kobo (N1,620,044,911.45) was the revenue collected within the same period in 2021.
“This 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, Seventy Five Kobo (N393,303,360.75) only in 2022.”
She further added that the seamless travelers’ clearance procedure adopted by the command as initiated by the Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Malami Gidado over the period was 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”, she stated.
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