Nwbunike, NECOM Visits Tincan Island Port Amidst Pageantry

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The national executives council members of the Association of Nigeria License Customs Agent , ANLCA led by its President, Iju Tony Nwabunike paid a working visit to the Tincan Island port on Thursday.

The working visit which took the president and his team through Tincan Customs Command, NPA, DSS and Police Area Commander (Western Zone) was held amidst pulp and pageantry as his members operating in Tincan Island and beyond rally round him with music and dance.

While delivering his address at the Customs Command, Hon Nwabunike , told the Customs Controller, Comptroller Musa Baba that the visit is in line with ANLCA’s age long principle of engaging critical stakeholders for better service delivery which gives the association opportunity to exchange ideas and chat the way forward in ensuring ease of doing business in posts.

Nwabunike stated that the association is determined to collaborate with the Nigeria customs service to ensure it collects all the revenues due to government to help the economy get out of its current difficulties.

He however complained that his members are worried over ‘multiplication of alerts, duplication of tables at the terminal and gate and camp boys who are office assistants that are turning into informants and false whistle blowers, thereby becoming law and order unto themselves.

According to him, issues of packages in the manifest are becoming unbearable in Tin Can Command in recent time, even as it is no longer easy to perform examination and release the cargo the same day.

Speaking on duty payment , Hon Nwabunike said “There are overriding need to ensure transparency and consistency of data of the duty payable value (DPV) on used vehicles. I will like the CAC to use his good office to address the issues enumerated, the association will not mind if a joint monitoring group is set up to ensure that the right thing is done at all time” he said

He assured the Area Controller, that the association is determined to collaborate with the Nigeria customs service to ensure it collects all the revenues due to government to help the economy get out of its current difficulties.

The Association boss during his address also made the official introduction of the ANLCA, to the Area Controller and the Commands Unit heads.

The executives introduced are Ojo Peter Akintoye (Chairman), Onochie Ebonyem Sonniel (V. Chairman), Nzeribe T. Ebere (Secretary) and Abdullazeez Obafemi Hakeem (Assistant Secretary).

Others are Alhaji Wasiu Bunmi Osinowo (Financial Secretary), Prince Olawale Cole ( Treasurer) and Comrade Joy A. Onome (PRO).

He also presented the association’s in house publication “Customs Brokers Voice” to the Tin Can Customs Controller.

While receiving the president and his team, the Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Musa Baba appreciated the ANLCA team for the visit and enjoined them to settle their in-house differences while working together as one body.

He disclosed that he is aware of the Kano court judgement and advised they resolve it on time, in his word ” Am aware of the court judgement, I wish the issues are resolved in the interest of the industry”

Musa urge them to continue to support to support the service and the command in achieving its statutory mandate in all ramifications.

He however caution that a divided house cannot be of interest to the association. He promised to look into the issues raised by the ANLCA boss to facilitate trade in the command.

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