The Chairman, Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) Chapter, Mr. Ojo Akintoye and the chapter executives have welcomed Comptroller Dera Nnadi mni, back as the Customs Area Controller of TCIP. Just as the Customs brokers association expressed optimistic to ease of cargo clearance procedures at the Tincan island port.
This was contained in a press statement issued earlier today by the Public Relations Officer of the Tincan Island chapter of the association, Comrade Onome Monije.
The statement reads in part that the freight forwarding association expressed delight with the resolutions of the heart to heart meeting Comptroller Dera Nnadi recently had with freight agents at the Command.
According to the group, there are already indications that the Comptroller Dera Nnadi led operations for Customs at the Command will be service-driven with early cargo examination already attained with the new 9am schedule for cargo examination.
As stated in the release”ANLCA is excited to welcome back Comptroller Nnadi to Tin Can Island Port. We know him as a revenue mobilizer and a distinguished career officer. As practitioners, we are sure that we will be having a new mutually beneficial approach to business at the port.
“We want to encourage him especially as he has promised to support those who are doing legitimate business. At ANLCA, we are also delighted that the new sheriff in town, Comptroller Nnadi has promised to increase the ease of doing business at the port,” Onome disclosed.
While assuring that ANLCA members will be encouraged to come early to port for cargo examination in line with prompt schedule of the new Customs regime, the freight forwarding group encouraged other Customs officials to match the new Area Controller’s punctuality.
Onome noted that if the CAC can be early, then he will ensure that his officers are also prompt. She added that Comptroller Nnadi has equally promised that his door will be open to genuine complaints and concerns of freight forwarders.
She however encouraged freight agents to prioritize proper documentation and honesty in their declaration in a bid to streamline the seizures, delays and infractions caused by improper conduct of freight forwarders.