The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has said that it will put up a position paper to the Federal Ministry of Finance on the need for customs agents to renew their licenses once in three years.
The National Publicity Secretary of ANLCA, Dr. Kayode Farinto who made this assertion during his campaign flag off at the Tincan Island Port Chapter of the association recently said that if elected, he would work with the President to make it a reality.
Farinto who is contesting for the post of Vice President in the forthcoming elections of the association noted that licensed customs agents pay the highest amount in renewing their licenses on yearly basis than any other profession which according to him was robbing off on the agents.
“The oil industry is using ten thousand naira (N10, 000) to renew their licenses on a yearly basis, why should we be using two hundred and fifteen thousand naira (N215, 000)? Don’t forget that I am not the President, I am going to sell an idea to my President, let us put up a position paper to the Federal Ministry of Finance because customs is under Ministry of Finance, let us now make the renewal of our licenses three yearly so that if you are paying two hundred and fifteen thousand naira (N215,000) as our renewal, that means in the next three years, we are not paying any money, that your license will be valid for another three years. I am thinking about that”, he said.
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