Customs Consultative Committee Appreciates ANLCA For Successful Election


…Congratulates newly elected executive

The Customs Consultative Committee, CCC has appreciated all the leadership of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA especially those involved in the signing of the Abuja Peace Accord for standing through and committed to the essence of the peace accord.

The Committee, in a statement signed by its Secretary and former National President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, Dr. Eugene Nweke observed that the CCC-ANLCA Peace Accord Resolutions Implementation Process reached its climax following the election, declaration of winners and swearing in to offices the newly elected National Executive Officers of ANLCA noting that “this feat was collectively achieved by all concerned.”

“You all contributed during the cross fertilization of ideas resulting in a Peace Accord Resolutions and then signed and abided by the Peace Accord Resolutions Implementation Process, all through to its climax yesterday. In the face of seeming provocations, you still remained focused on the larger picture which is a greater, peaceful and prosperous ANLCA.

“Judging from our mediation experiences,  the Customs Consultative Committee, CCC wishes to express that the CCC/ANLCA Peace Accord Resolution Implementation Process has proven that it is good to inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions, mostly so, knowing that the broad masses of the people can be moved only by the power of speech.

“The Customs Consultative Committee posits these expressions to caution leaders against the use of words in leadership. Negative application of words and acts led into crisis, positive application of words and acts brought out from crisis, a lesson should be learned against a repeat, going forward.”

The Committee appreciated the outgone National Executive Committee, NECOM for trusting in the capacity of its members to deliver hence their cooperation. “They dutifully obeyed and complied with the Peace Accord Resolutions Implementation Process.”

It continued, “Same goes for the Board Of Trustees. Truly, ‘uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.’ You have shown leadership and without mincing words, sacrificed like true leaders to achieve this feat. ANLCA Peace And Progress Is At The Centre Of It All.

“To the Chairman, Association Electoral Committee, ASECO and his team, you have set forth a milestone electoral records. Without compromise of the ANLCA Supreme Constitution 2013, you were able to deliver a good election with a sense of urgency and fairness. Your Resolute Doggedness is highly commendable.

“Also, the Sole Administrator and his support staff did commendably well. As a child of necessity in the whole implementation process, your contributions did not go unnoticed. Thank you all.

To the Kayfar PCC and ENSO Team, after the political intrigues and maneuvers, both of you exhibited the highest decorum in politics by congratulating each other and extending hands of friendship towards the other. This you did thinking of the big picture of ANLCA in mind. To this extent, ANLCA Peace actually won.

“To all of you we say a big thank you. IIndeed coming this far together has not been a mean feat but a manifestation of the obvious, which is that, with teamwork and understanding, the freight forwarders can actually restore its professional glory and take back its rightful role as a critical link and nucleus driver of the International trade and security and value adding supply chain.

“It is at this juncture that the Customs Consultative Committee wishes to congratulate the newly elected national executives of ANLCA.

“On a note of emphasis, like the saying goes that, ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’, your  members have on this remarkable date entrusted their professional destiny into your care, for exemplary, proactive and quality leadership representation in the next four years. The task ahead of you is enormous, especially in the face of dwindling professional fortunes and a sector characterized by challenges, often promoted by human barrier elements. You have a duty to heal old and new wounds, restore back professional integrity and above, all show prompt leadership capacity.

“The Customs Consultative Committee wishes to reiterate that it is time to move forward and recover lost grounds, we wish you all a successful, action and achievements packed tenure.”

The Customs Consultative Committee, however, requested the new leadership to liaise with the BOT and ASECO and kickstart an electoral process aimed to elect new Board Members saying,  “the CCC observed the effects of an even number constituted Board of Trustees, especially with regards to decision making cum policy reengineering process.”

“The need to stabilize and ginger constitutional administration of the ANLCA Board of Trustees further cannot be overemphasized. This is in keeping with the Peace Accord Resolutions of 19th July, 2023.

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