The Onne Seaport Chapter of
Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, have disclosed that the news making rounds that the chapter is collecting Practitioner Operating Fees (POF) is false.
It was recently alleged that the Onne Seaport Chapter has been collecting POF of which the Chapter said it’s a misleading and unfounded report written and circulated by someone who claimed to be a reporter.
According to the chapter chairman , Hon Mike Ebeatu, the chapter has no statutorily mandate to collect POF and such has no business doing such.
Ebeatu hinted that in line with the Association Constitution and CRFFN Act, ANLCA Onne Seaport Chapter has never and has no statutorily mandate to collect POF.
He disclosed that the Association have been collecting Association Welfare Dues (AWD) which was a unanimous decision reached by all Executives and Members in line with the Constitution of ANLCA.
The Association Chapter leader said “This is a refutation of misinformation, the libelous, falsity of a serial liar who claimed to be a Journalist, we will investigate more to find out his credibility and bring this to the Nigeria Union of Journalist because his likes bring disrepute to this noble profession.
“The report credited to one man who claimed to be a journalist (name withheld) is a blackmail, Misleading and Unfounded. And it’s the figment of the imagination of the author of the report.
” I wonder how someone who is not a Licensed Customs Agents and not a member of ANLCA Onne Seaport Chapter should say such a baseless and false statement.
” I use this opportunity to call on all Licensed Customs Agents, Operators, Stakeholders to disregard the report and be assured that my stewardship Will continue to adhere and uphold the rules and regulations governing our profession in line with the Federal Government Fiscal policies on Imports and Exports at the Port” Ebeatu quipped.