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    Customs Collaborates With NPA To Improve Trade Facilitation

    ByHybrid Communications

    Aug 30, 2023

    The Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has pledged to increase the productivity of designated export processing stations.

    The Customs Boss revealed this earlier in the week during a courtesy call to the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Muhammad Bello Koko.

    Adeniyi informed Mr. Koko that the two organizations needed to work together to streamline the operations of the country’s seaports while discussing some recent Lilypond developments.

    “We need to form a joint team that will engage other Government Agencies to refine the activities of exporting goods through the installation of trackers to avoid delays in the diversion of goods – and I want to assure you that the Management Team of the Nigeria Customs Service will work with you.” Ag. CGC said.

    During a courtesy call with Muhammad Bello Koko and his entourage from the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), the Customs Boss revealed this on Monday, August 28, 2023, in his office.

    In his previous remarks, Muhammad Bello Koko, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), welcomed the Ag. CGC and asked for his help in order to develop the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal’s infrastructure and relieve congestion in the Lagos ports.

    Mr. Koko informed the CGC that if the Lagos Ports are cleared of congestion, more people will use the facilities. In order to improve the speed at which cleared shipments arrive at the port, he also urged for cooperation between the various Customs Units.

    The NPA Boss said, “We thank you so much for supporting the Committee that was set up. Members of this Committee have gone round the country.”

    He voiced concern about the port’s traffic since, in his opinion, it makes it difficult for the Authority to function effectively.

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