NAGAFF pours encomium on Customs



National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has attested that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revolutionized the practice of international trade in the country.
During the occasion of the international customs day 2014, which the NCS joined its counterparts across the globe to celebrate, the association said Nigeria Customs has become the epitome of a new customs order in matters of customs administration and management.
The association also attested that in the area of IT application, NCS has brought critical stakeholders and trading public closer to its operations.
“There is no stopping the Nigeria Customs Service from taking the ongoing revolution to its logical conclusion,” NAGAFF said in a goodwill message it sent to the Service. The message which was signed by its head of special duties, Mr. Stephen Ibe, however identified certain lapses which it said customs still needed to pay attention to.
They include “ensuring compliance with import regulations, engaging in anti-corruption war with honesty and commitment, ensuring discipline and imbibing the culture of professionalism and best ethical standards.
Others are reducingprocesses and procedures of Customs clearance, enforcement of lawful orders and regulations, and above all, the political will to prosecute extreme revenue fraudsters” as a way of discouraging those who have the intention to evade Customs duty.
NAGAFF also said there was need for the Service to ensure equity and fairness to all manner ofofficers and men on matters of movement order and promotion. This, it said, will enable the officers to have job satisfaction as well as boosting their morale.
The association pledged to continue to contribute its quota where necessary and commend the Comptroller General of Customs, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi Inde for taking the Nigeria Customs Service to the global level where “he is currently flying the flag of Nigeria with other world leaders in Customs administration.”

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