Ex-ANLCA President Prince Shittu congratulates president-elect Tinubu

Olayiwola Shittu
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Former National President, Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, has congratulated Nigeria’s president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Vice President-elect Sen. Kashim Shettima on their victory at the polls.

Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, was declared the president-elect after he polled 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election held on Feb. 25.

Prince Shittu’s congratulatory letter to the president-elect reads: “On behalf of myself and my professional friends and progressive minded Customs Brokers in the Maritime Industry, l wish to felicitate with you and your Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima Mustapha for your victory at the just concluded presidential election, under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress party (APC).

“I consider it a privilege to join hundreds of millions of Nigerians home and abroad, as well as well-wishers in congratulating you on your victory at the 2023 presidential election. I am optimistic that at the end of the day, you will bring everybody onboard for the huge rebuilding that awaits you.

“Your victory didn’t come on a platter of gold, the discerning knows that in your characteristic manner, you prepared and fought well for it, alongside likeminded progressives through painstaking strategy, commitment and years of political bridge building.

“With your antecedent as an uncommon economic builder combined with your fine leadership acumen, we are hopeful that you will pay more than a passing interest on the maritime economy, which represents a bulwark of the national economy; in view of the changing fortunes of our crude staying economic power.”

The former ANLCA president enjoined Tinubu to consider giving the freight industry the right encouragement for operators to improve on revenue collection.

“Hitherto revenue brokers have been left with the feelings that they don’t matter despite being the real revenue collectors in all customs trade. As progressive players, revenue collectors can achieve much more if your administration offers them the right encouragement through the remodelling of retrogressive policies and the retooling of the benefits dynamics; plus purposeful and mutually responsible stakeholders’ engagement that has sadly, assumed a master-servant status.

“I am confident that you hold the leadership application to driving our economy and democracy on the right direction, through unwavering commitment. The customs brokerage and freight industry looks forward to working harmoniously with your administration to raise the bar in revenue generation through a purposeful, mutually beneficial relationship.

“Your Excellency, congratulations once again as we wish you safe and strong; and wish your administration a resounding success in all fronts,” Prince Olayiwola Shittu, who is also the Managing Director/CEO of Skelas Group, said.

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