Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has drawn the attention of the
Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ali on about 200 officers in some
Lagos commands that have remained redundant in their duty posts.
in the letter dated Jan. 22, said these officersfor the past years may have
added little or no value to justify their earnings from the public treasury.
has to do with the terminal operators who he claimed have refused to stem
containers to Ijora Lily Pond and Kirikiri Lighter Terminal in Lagos.
something about the problem.
recall that when you lifted the restriction on rice importation through the
border locations, there were issues as to the power of the Board of Customs to
Section of the law and the case was put off. In this regard, we again want you
to evoke the same Section 19 of the CEMA Act to direct that uncustomed
containers ships be stemmed at Ijora and KLT in particular for the sake of
Government revenue, trade facilitation,security of the state, job satisfaction
of resident officers and our members interest at Ijora to earn a living.
the CAC Apapa and Tin-can Ports to ensure that ships are stemmed to Ijora and
KLT with immediate effect. Where you think that it is not necessary to do so,
it shall be our opinion that the commands be shut down to avoid further waste
of public fund.
waste with our ailing economy. We are very much aware that the former CGC did
direct the CAC of Apapa and TCIP to ensure that cargo are stemmed at Ijora and
KLT in the past.
policy agreement, it is expected that the BPE shall reserve the right to
withdraw the allocation of terminals when there is clear evidence of non-
performance on the part of the concessionaire.
cargo is the exclusive duty of the concessionaire to attract patronage.”