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NPA, NCS to collaborate for revenue generation enhancement at ports

Managing Director NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi presenting a plaque and copy of recent edition of the official journal of the NPA to the CGS, Col. Hameed Ali(Rtd) at the courtesy call
 The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the
Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) have established agreement to collaborate on
how to enhance revenue generation strategies for the Federal Government at the
seaports.
This
is contained in a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs of
the NPA, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu, and made available to newsmen in Lagos.
The
statement said a conducive working environment of mutual benefit to both the
management and operations of the two organisations was necessary to achieving
the goal for enhancing the revenue at ports.
According
to the statement, the Managing Director, NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi and the
Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) said the two agencies
should see themselves as ‘partners in progress.’
Abdullahi
was quoted as assuring the customs boss of high level of operational efficiency
and effectiveness in service delivery at the nation’s ports, which he termed
‘Customs direct call ports.’
The
NPA boss, according to the statement, said the cooperation between the
organisations would improve performances to reduce vessel turnaround time and
lower cargo dwell time.
This,
he said, would to in turn, reduce the cost of doing business in the nation’s
ports, even as the concessioning regime since 2006 increased activities at the
ports.
 
The
statement said Abdullahi also called for both agencies’ collaboration in
ensuring proper security at the ports, especially the entrances.
The
managing director appealed to officers and men of the NCS to support the new
customs boss, to ensure the success of his tenure, it said.
According
to the statement, the comptroller general earlier solicited the support and cooperation
of the NPA to ensure its improved performance help the customs generate the
necessary revenue.

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