Customs brokers contributed to realization of N500bn customs revenue, says ANLCA

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… Felicitates with Muslims on Eid-El Kabir celebration        

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has noted that the freight forwarders have contributed immensely to the realisation of over N500 billion half year revenue collections by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and ensured goods arrive importers warehouses after exiting the ports through seamless logistics.

The National President who stated this in a statement in Lagos said that 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.

Nwabunike observed that the freight forwarders had more roles to play in helping Nigeria to attain her expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 250 Billion US Dollars by the end of 2020.

In a message to Muslim faithful this year on the occasion of Eid El Kabir celebrations, he commended them for their sacrifices, a development he said symbolised total obedience to the creator’s directives as well as acceptable standards as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim who moved to sacrifice his son without querying Allah until an alternative sacrifice was provided.

Nwabunike noted that Muslims havd shown love for their country especially in the maritime, aviation, general transport and total logistics industries through their selfless commitment to an import dependent economy by being out there working as essential service providers even in the face of lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He commended them for keeping the economy moving and contributing to government revenue as well as helping to sustain employment and keeping the cycle of commerce moving while abiding by safety precautions as advised by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Photo: National President of ANLCA, Chief Iju Tony Nwabunike.

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  1. Re :N500B revenue generation by Nigeria Customs.
    While congratulating our Muslim fellow AGENTS& FREIGHT FORWARDERS on sussesfull Eid holidays,may i emphatically demand full respect for the ever slaving, hardworking freight forwarders without who CUSTOMS REVENUE TARGET will never be met.
    This outlandish TARGET is met by armtwisting innocent importers and their Agents whose offence is for daring to import with all the ingenious and wicked out of CEMA rules by CUSTOMS who not only surpass Government Revenue Target but equally their personal family target while the catalyst without whom the port remains a silent graveyard-THE CUSTOMS AGENT lives in penury after organised all-round TRADE ALERT induced extortion from CUSTOMS and other port Agencies of Government irrespective of the humogous N215,000
    Custom licence annual renewal fee-the highest amongst all professional bodies in Nigeria.
    In late 70s/early 80s FORMS 30 &31 were optional for LICENCED CUSTOMS AGENTS & IMPOTERS and existed side by side ,however CUSTOMS abolished FORM 31 due largely to their in ability to trace fraudlent fake importers and their addresses after rampaging Custom Duty evasion under FORM C 31.
    The Customs Agent to whom this responsibility is now entrusted SHOULD earn a percentage of all duty accruals from his LICENSE annually as in other climes including our neighbouring small banana Republic Countries who pay little or nothing for renewal of their LICENSE which stands as irrevocable BOND of trust for genuine duty declaration and collection.
    Custom may well revisit FORM C31 (FOR IMPORTERS) to save the slaving CUSTOMS AGENTS and multitude of FREIGHT FORWARDERS from life of disrespect and servitude while CUSTOMS and other AGENCIES keep extorting and living in putrid opulence while subjecting us to a life in servitude leading to multiple deaths of our experienced professionals coupled with the inaccessibility of our Western ports due to years of lack of maintenance of port access roads.
    “THE CORRUPTION IN THE PORT SYSTEM WILL ENGEDER SPONTENOUS REVOLUTION THE DAY WE WAKE UP TO LOOK INTO IT,AS THE CURRENT EFCC AND NDDC PROBE WILL BECOME MOIMOI”
    Comrade Ben Uche Ndee RFF
    EMERITUS PG
    ASIMPIN BOT & NCMDLCA.

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