As a means of encouraging more revenue generation through the clearing agents, the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has canvassed for five percent remission of the total revenue generated through the Nigeria Customs Service to freight forwarders.
The president of the association, Prince Olayiwola Shittu made the assertion in Lagos, this week.
Prince Shittu said that freight forwarders should be compensated for their contributions to revenue generation to the Federal Government.
“Government should consider giving us the five percent commission on duties collected, so that there would be dramatic increase in revenue generation.
“Government pays commission to all their agents. They use contractors, they pay all consultants. We are consulting for the Federal Government. That is why revenue generation has been going up,” he added.
He quipped that freight forwarders were supposed to be part of the beneficiaries of the revenue in order to encourage port compliance and commitment.
Speaking further, he advised the government to concentrate on maritime industry as an alternative to the dwindling I’ll fortune in the country.
In addition, Shittu said that the government should carry out amortisation for five years before the final implementation of the auto policy even as he called for the review of the disparity between the duty paid for old and new vehicles.
“Government should concentrate on maritime industry as alternative to oil revenue because there are a lot of untapped resources in the maritime industry.
“The auto policy, should be reviewed and do an amortisation for five years before we can scrap used vehicles.
“The disparity between the few paying duty of 20 per cent for brand new vehicles as against ordinary Nigerians bringing their own at 70 per cent should be reviewed.
The seasoned clearing agent also advised the government to put an eye on the Internally Generated Revenue in order to maximise the it For the development of the sector.