Why Nigeria Customs MMIA Area Command Recorded Increased Revenue, 2021/2022
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Mohammed Malami Gidado says the over N1.8billion increase in revenue collected by the command in 2022 when compared to 2021 revenue was due to “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.”
A statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Juliana Destiny Tomo (mnipr) says that “in rounding up the revenue collection at the end of December 2022, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, had a smiling end of year 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) only for the period of January to December, 2022. While in 2021, the sum of Nineteen Billion, Forty Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ten Thousand, Six Hundred and Fourteen Naira and Twenty Six Kobo (N19,048,810,614.26) only was the revenue collected within same period.”
Comparing between the 2021 and 2022 revenue collected, there is an increased collection of One Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty Five Naira, and Eighty Five Kobo (N1,849,747,265.85) only due to 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.
During the December 2022 review, the Command collected the sum of One Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Five Hundred and Eighty Five thousand, Eighty Seven naira and 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 and Forty Five Kobo (N1,620,044,911.45) only was the revenue collected within 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 and Seventy Five Kobo (N393,303,360.75) only in 2022.
The seamless travelers’ 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. 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.