By Sandra Chukwunyere
|The National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Mr. Tony Nwabunike has said, the agency is fully ready to engage the National Assembly of her proposed plan to establish institute of Customs brokers in Nigeria.|
The ANLCA boss made the reveal while speaking during a recent meeting with members of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN). In the meeting, Nwabunike revealed that ANLCA had set up a national working committee made up of professionals headed by it’s National Secretary, Alhaji Abdullazeez Mukaila.
He stated that the institute would help practitioners in the field raise the standard level of professionalism with the availability of a charter as can be found in other parts of the world.
Mr. Nwabunike said the idea of Federal Government to deepen taxation was hitting hard on the economy especially on the side of the freight forwarders
Nwabunike who is also the director general of Kaduna Inland Dry Port, was accompanied by the managing Director of ICNL, Mr. Ismail Adekola Yusuf to the meeting while speaking on low patronage of the various facilities despite the efforts of the Federal Government to promote hinterland connectivity and cargo evacuation through dry land.
The ANLCA boss, explained the reason behind the idea of establishing an Institute of Customs Brokers. In his words, We want to have the Institute of Customs Brokers and be certified because that’s what obtains all over the world.
Finally, Nwabunike noted that Nigerian freight forwarders and Customs Brokers are not knowledgeable enough to compete with their counter parts. He added.