2020 EID EL KABIR Celebration: ANLCA President Felicitate With Muslim Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders

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The president of Association of Nigeria Licence Customs Agent (ANLCA), Iju Tony Nwabunike, has joined Muslim brothers and sisters operating in the maritime and aviation sector in celebrating this year 2020 EID EL KABIR Celebration which he said is a symbolic occasion. 
According to a goodwill message by Nwabunike to Nigeria Muslim Customs brokers and Freight forwarders on the occasion of the 2020 EID  EL KABIR  celebration, it comes with very symbolic messages capable of reinforcing their faiths in the Almighty Allah and strengthening their beliefs in His unseen but felt helping hands at all times.I’m his words “Your sacrifices which symbolise total obedience to our Creator’s directives ,have become  acceptable standards as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim who moved to sacrifice his son without querying Allah until an alternative sacrifice was provided.
“Most of you have shown love for our country and the maritime, aviation, general transport and total logistics industries through selfless commitment to our Importation dependent economy by being out there working as essential service providers even in the face of lockdown in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic.
“You have kept the economy moving, contributing to government revenue,helping to sustain employment and keeping the cycle of commerce moving while abiding by safety precautions as advised by National Center for Disease Control (NCDC)” he said.
He also added that as customs brokers and freight forwarders , they contributed immensely to the realisation of over N500b half year revenue collection by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and ensured goods arrived importers warehouses after exiting the ports through seamless logistics.
He however hinted that their professionalism and excellence in the face of logistics constraints like bad roads, suspended rail services for cargo movement, unfriendly and exploitative practices by shipping companies and terminal operators truly stands them out as economic caregivers.
“We have roles to play in helping Nigeria attaining her expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 250 Billion US Dollars by the end of 2020. Let’s keep our eyes on the ball.
“While joining the world to celebrate this feast of sacrifice and selfless giving, let’s not lose our guard against the Corona Virus that has altered our global economy, religious orders and social lifestyles . 
“Remember to observe the safety guidelines of regular hand washing, frequent usage of hand sanitisers, avoid large gatherings, keep to physical distance rules and wear face masks as recommended by health authorities.
“I join you in this period of celebration and merry making while pleading that we celebrate responsibly” he quipped

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