The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has congratulated the newly- promoted officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), this is even as the association has urged the officers to add value to trade facilitation at the nation’s seaport.
Addressing newsmen recently, the acting president, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Dr. Kayode Farinto, described the promoted officers particularly the Comptrollers and Assistant Controllers General (ACG’s) as core officers who can add value to the service.
Farinto who described the last management team of NCS as an emperor that flouted a lot of conventions both international conventions and the national laws.
He alleged that the last management team of Customs gave arbitrary Debit Notes thereby frustrating trade facilitation at the ports.
He however commend the new crops of officers that makes up the management team of the service.
He charged the new officers to take up responsibilities and come up with trade policies that will promote trade in the country.
He said: “I want to use this opportunity to congratulate the new management team. They are core officers, they are officers that can add value, we should not have a management team that will act as emperors, because NCS now should be thinking of trade facilitation, revenue generation and security of this country.
“The last management team of NCS was an emperor where once the emperor talks, nobody queries, and that management team actually flouted a lot of conventions, international conventions and national law given arbitrary DN here and there.
“I’m privilege to have known some of them as younger officers and I only tell them that with the fact that God has placed you in this position now add value, because we are using it in this country the last management team of NCS made Nigeria to fall below international standard that’s why a lot of importers are not even importing”.
——-NAGAFF Charges Them On Professionalism
Similarly, the President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF); Chief Tochukwu Ezisi has congratulated the newly promoted Customs Controllers on their promotion and has charged them to uphold professionalism in the execution of their duties.
He emphasized that as leaders in the customs management team, they must set an example for others to follow and lead by example in terms of integrity, accountability, and efficiency.
“Customs Controllers play a vital role in the smooth running of the customs department and ensuring that trade is conducted in a fair and orderly manner. In order to effectively carry out their duties, they must possess a high level of professionalism and be able to make sound decisions that are in the best interest of the country.”
The NAGAFF President also stressed the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest developments in global trade, including new tariffs and regulations, and being able to adapt and respond accordingly.
Ezisi further urged the newly promoted Customs Controllers to work closely with other government agencies and stakeholders to ensure that trade is conducted smoothly and effectively.
Chief Tochukwu Ezisi wished the newly constituted Management team and the promoted Customs Controllers all the best in their new roles and assured them NAGAFF’S support as they work to uphold professionalism and facilitate trade in the country.
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