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Customs move to Solve Challenges of Port Clearance

Customs move to Solve Challenges of Port Clearance

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The Nigeria Customs Service said its working round the clock to find lasting solutions to issues surrounding port clearance.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi made this known Friday during a roundtable interactive session with stakeholders in maritime as part of activities during this year’s CGC’s Conference, Lagos.

Adeniyi clarified that concerns such as multiple alerts, frequent downtime of CPC, numerous checkpoints, and difficulty accessing ports, among others, have been established in previous meetings as the next phase is to set time-bound solutions.

He said, issues facing cargo clearance will be addressed by collaborating with key stakeholders on building a framework for the way forward to the outlined hurdles.

“There will be a commitment to the creation and implementation of new policies that are in line with decisions that are taken today, and these approaches will be time-bound to ensure we achieve the wanted objective soon”.

During the roundtable session, a panel was set up encompassing representatives of stakeholders and the Nigeria Customs Service to address the concerns hindering effective port operations and achieve cumulative recommendations, which will be carried out by 1st quarter of 2024.

In attendance were senior serving and retired Customs Officers, Terminal Operators, Freight Forwarders, Licenced Customs Agents, and Representatives of Excise Stakeholders, among others.


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