Controller, Tin Can Island Port command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi, has reiterated the command’s commitment to achieving 48hour cargo clearance without compromising revenue collection and national security.
Abdulahi, who stated this recently in Lagos said efforts are being put in place to maximise benefits of technology and build the command’s manpower to meet with the growing challenges of modern trade.
He said the command has put in place a faster mechanism to address any area of disagreement in interpretations of guidelines for duty collection and other related matters.
He added that a committee put in place for disputes resolution meets as soon as any dispute arises to avoid port users incurring costs caused as a result of delays in resolving such disputes.
He said the command has stepped up efforts at keeping officers and relevant stakeholders abreast with the use of technology for the purpose of customs operations.
The controller said senior officers and licensed customs agents are being trained at the command’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre on the latest Nigeria Customs Information System (NICIS 2) in batches.
He also emphasised on the need for all stakeholders to increase their levels of compliance and improve on their knowledge to achieve faster clearance of goods from the port.