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Massive turn out of ANLCA members as Nwabunike visits Tin Can

Tony Iju Nwabunike, President ANLCA

…Customs, ANLCA agree to synergise on compliance

Chidi Ogbuokiri

As Hon Iju Tony Nwabunike and the National Executive Committee (NECOM) of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Thursday paid a working visit to the Tin Can Island Command (TCIP), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the association and the TCIP Customs Command have agreed to collaborate to ensure that importers comply with the fiscal policies of the Federal Government guiding international trade.

Hon Nwabunike who was received on arrival at the command with music and dance by ANLCA members and his admirers, in his address told the Customs Area Controller, Mr. Mba Musa 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 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.

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

The CAC in his speech noted that action is being taking to address the issues raised by the National President, even as he called on members of the association to close ranks and eschew rancor and infighting.

He disclosed that NCS his doors are always open to receive any complaints and or suggestions from the association, adding that agency is always ready to work hand in hand with the foremost association of Customs Brokers in the country to ensure full compliance to Federal Government’s policies at the ports with the aim of collecting appropriate due revenue to government.

The highlight of the visit of the ANLCA President to the TCIP Command was the introduction of the new executives of the Tin Can Island Port Chapter of ANLCA to the Customs Area Controller of TCIP.

The Mr. Ojo Peter Akintoye led-executives were enjoined to hit the ground running and work hand in hand with the TCIP Customs Command CAC.

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