The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), yesterday, said that the level of importation has dropped drastically by 50 percent as a result of high handedness by the present Nigeria Customs Service Management.
The association disclosed this during its Last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting for the year 2021, which held at ANLCA National Secretariat,
DIKKO INDE HOUSE, Amuwo Odofin-Lagos.
In his opening speech, the National President of the association, Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike expressed dissatisfaction by the recent jerk up of duty on 40 feet containers by the Customs to three million Naira which has worsened the hardship being experienced by importers at the nation’s ports.
He said there is urgent need for the members of the NEC to seek audience with the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Finance before things get out of hand.
According to Nwabunike, NEC should immediately call for the reorganization of the Nigeria Customs Management team to revamp the ailing economy.
He also advised the Federal Government to shop for a vast, trained seasoned officers to lead the Service out of the present quagmire.
“The 2021 World Bank Logistics Performance Index is a pointer to the fact that this present management team lacks idea, professional and technical knowledge to move our economy forward.
“Every developing nation like ours has continued to utilise the COVID-19 backlash positively to move their economy forward.
“We also insist that the management should give us the Standard Operating Procedure that will be used on implementation and operations of the newly acquired scanners before it is bastardized.
“We noticed the one released about few hours