ANLCA Says It Can Generate N2trn Customs Revenue




The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) says that its members alone can generate N2 trillion as customs revenue in 2015.

The National President of ANLCA, Mr Olayiwola Shittu, made this known in an interview in Lagos.
He noted that the association contributed over N800 billion to the account of the Nigeria Customs Service in 2014.
Shittu said that the efforts of the Federal Government in developing the maritime sector, especially freight forwarding, would assist in increasing revenue generation by freight forwarders.

The ANLCA chieftain suggested that the government should stop granting duty waivers, arguing that such waivers did not add any value to Nigeria’s economy.
“Revenue will flow if the gap is closed,’’ he said. 

He also suggested creation of ministry of maritime services out of the Federal Ministry of Transport, which he said, had been saddled with too many jobs.

According to Shittu, establishing the ministry would result in opportunities for harnessing the potential of the maritime industry.