The Murtala Muhammed Airport Command, led by Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Yusuf, has achieved a significant milestone in revenue generation and anti-smuggling efforts during the first half of 2023.
According to a statement released by the Public Relations Officer, Victor Ogagbor, the Command generated total revenue of N38,707,054,216.44 between January and June 2023.
This amount represents an impressive 79.6 percent of the annual revenue target, marking an 11 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2022, which recorded N34,854,408,350.90 in revenue.
The progressive difference of N3,852,645,865.54 highlights the Command’s dedication to meeting revenue objectives.
In addition to revenue generation, the Murtala Muhammed Airport Command achieved remarkable success in its anti-smuggling efforts. The Enforcement Unit of the Command collaborated closely with other critical stakeholders, leading to the seizure of fifteen (15) consignments.
Among the notable seizures were Tramadol, Dried Shark Fins, and Live Turtles, with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N27,758,013,993.47. Of particular concern, the Shark Fin and Live Turtles fall under the category of endangered species, necessitating careful handling and preservation.
In a show of synergy and inter-departmental cooperation, the Command handed over the packages of Tramadol to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further action and investigation.
Mohammed Yusuf, in his address, expressed appreciation for the continuous cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the Command’s operations. He reassured the public of the Command’s commitment to sustaining and improving upon revenue generation in the second half of 2023.
The Command’s dedication to combating smuggling and safeguarding endangered species remains a top priority for the Customs Area Controller and his team.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)