By Babajide Okeowo
The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has sought the assistance of the hierarchy of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for the training of freight forwarders in the country while calling for the suppression of smuggling activities.
This was contained in a congratulatory message personally signed by the National President of APFFLON, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, to felicitate with the newly constituted Customs Management Team.
“APFFLON specially felicitate DCG FO Okun, DCG MBA Musa, DCG A Hamisu, ACG K Olumoh, ACG AB Mohammed and ACG A Alajogun, we wish them divine wisdom to distinguish themselves in their new offices”
We hope to see professionalism, we hope to see suppression of smuggling, we hope to see policies that will not emasculate trade and kill enterprises, we want to see a new Customs management, a total departure from the old order is what we all want to see, we want to see trade facilitation. We are also appealing to the new Customs Management headed by the CGC, Adewale Bashir Adeniyi, to assist in the training and sensitization of freight forwarders for better understanding of trade rules and procedures.”
It would be recalled that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved the appointment of Deputy Comptroller Generals- DCGs, and Assistant Comptroller Generals- ACGs as members of the rejigged Customs management team on Friday.
In a press release signed by the Chief Superintendent of Customs/ National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, FO Okun, MBA Musa and A Hamisu were appointed as Deputy Comptroller Generals- DCGs of Customs while K Olumoh, AB Mohammed and A Alajogun were appointed as Assistant Comptroller Generals- ACGs of Customs.