Nigeria’s undisputable cash cows are the FIRS and customs. But it appears the customs are getting more creative in their revenue drive.

That could only explain how the Murtala Mohammed Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service recorded exceptional revenue generation in the first 10 days of this year.

In a statement by the Customs Area Controller, Shoboiki Jane, it said the command generated a total of 2.911 billion naira.

“The Murtala Mohammed Airport Command started the year (2019) with an unprecedented revenue collection of N2,911,374,14 in the first 10 days of January.

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“In 2018, the MMAC generated over 50 billion naira. This figure surpassed that of the 2017 with N2,57,144,789.50,” he stated.

The controller also recounted the successes that were recorded in the anti-smuggling activities, stating that the command intercepted and detained smuggled military materials that were imported into the country.

“This year, the command has intercepted and detained two packages of military camouflage uniform imported without end-user certificates. Also, 51 cartons of drones were intercepted and detained without end-user certificates,” she said.

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