Truck drivers protest Customs delays at Kano container depot

Truck drivers protest Customs delays at Kano container depot 

Truck drivers on Monday embarked on a protest against “unnecessary delays” caused by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Kano container depot. 

The truck drivers and motorboys, who used their vehicles to block major roads leading to the depot, accused Customs officials at the facility of failing to clear and release containers in more than two months.

They called on the Federal and Kano State Government to intervene before the situation degenerates into a serious crisis between them and the Customs officials. 

One of the drivers leading the protest said, “Some of us have spent over two months, while others have spent more than that waiting for the clearing agents and Customs officials to clear the containers.

“Unfortunately nothing is being done to clear the containers to enable us go back to our respective towns.

“The most painful thing is that majority of us have been exhausted as we have no money to feed ourselves.”

Deputy Comptroller of Customs in charge of the bonded terminal, Gidado M. M., declined to speak on the protest. 

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