The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the Nigeria Custom Service (MMAC) Lagos, has realised over N16, 032, 273, 876 billion during the first half of this year.
The command’s area comptroller, Michael Adewole, who announced this in Lagos at the weekend, said the half year report was 89.1 per cent of its revenue projection and that MMAC was targeting N42billion in 2011.
He explained that the monthly revenue target would translate to about N3.5 billion, when cargo and related operators at the MMAC would be at full swing with expected boost in flight operations.
On a monthly basis, he said the command collected N2, 035,721,956.51 billion in January, N2, 949,371,196.07 in February and N2, 518,289,989.86 in March. In April the figure stood at N2,959,822,99, N3,267,477,290.28 in May, while the June figure was N2,736,320,620.38.
Adewole further said that with the deployment of information communication technology (ICT), the MMAC which covers the cargo wing of the airport, the free zone as well as the bonded Terminal (Cressida), has improved on its service delivery as one of the agencies generating revenue for the government.
He disclosed that between January and June 2011, the MMAC made a total of six seizures with duty paid value estimated at N6, 701,658.2 million.
He also said that 53 security items including bullet proof vests/jackets, helmets, hand gloves and military camouflage uniforms were confiscated. Besides, he said 47 pieces of military uniforms and 56 caps were released to the directorate of military intelligence (DMI).