have resorted to taking their goods to Ghana for export, to curtail the
excesses of Nigerian government’s agencies.
lamented that exporters prefer to carry their goods to Ghana and export with
Ghanaian label to other parts of the world, thereby growing the economy,
instead of Nigeria’s.
out of business, as there is no return on investment, adding that it has indeed
hampered export business in the country.
cargo, the aim of any business man is to have return on investment and
unfortunately we don’t have that, there is so much bureaucracy by government
agencies, inspection agencies like those in charge of issuing form CCI
(Certificate of Capital Importation),” he said.
all the bottlenecks, adding that the world is changing and does not do manual
Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Lanre Akerekan, affirmed that quarantine services
charge them N5000 per kilo of any farm produce, which is very outrageous.
which is being regulated by quarantine service, but with a tariff as high as
N5000 per kilo and you have a weight of 200kg, if you multiply that, how much
is left for you?
challenge facing them is the high cost of operations due to logistics, tariff
and the delay in getting the necessary documentations.
from the various agencies, some of the goods are already getting bad adding
that there is delay in issuance of certification and document from National
Export Promotion Council.
Bello, assured that the council was working with all relevant stakeholders in
the sector to address the challenges.
clearance of cargoes and ensures adequate storage of cargoes and perishable
items to attract more exporters into the business adding “we have to take into
consideration the cost of cargo, some costs are not justified as they are not
tied to service
arbitrary charges in the Nigerian port industry in the course of clearing