Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

NCS to restrict touts from ports

06 February 2013, 16:03

Lagos - The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday said that it would henceforth restrict touts from entering the nation’s seaports.

Mr Tunji Aremu, the Customs Area Controller of the Tin- Can Island Port Command told newsmen in Lagos that ``the touts hinder free flow of business’’.

``Those that do not have anything to do in the ports but disturb the genuine agents will be dealt with very soon,’’ he said.

He said that ``the era of anything goes’’, in the Tin-Island Port Command was long gone.

``Everything is done in the right perspective. It is a different port right now and this can be seen from the revenue generated,’’ he said.

Aremu advised importers to always make the correct declarations on their document, stressing that this would help achieve the 48 hours cargo clearance target.

``Twenty four hours is even feasible, only if importers can be truthful.

``When an importer declares 500 items in a container and on physical inspection, 1,000 items are found, then the document has to go for query and amendment, and all of these waste time,’’ he said.

The controller said that the NCS was ready to take over from the contractors of destination inspection by June, 2013.

Our officers are still undergoing training and retraining and I am sure by June, we will be ready for the work, he said.

NAN

Tags ncs
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Bakare Wale
We will support government that i...

The National Association of Nigerian Students from the office of the Vice President External Affairs, Com. Ogunkuade Oluwatosin has organized a press conference to celebrate the international students day. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdul Yusuf Abdul
Nigeria politics of dichotomy

There's one fundamental issues disturbing me in this country, if one is born in a particular locality, grew & did all schooling in particular domain. Read more...

Submitted by
Agbati Yusuf Bamidele
Effect of taking too much garri o...

Consumption of garri is as important as anything among the populace of West Africa like Togo, Nigeria, Benin Republic and others. Read more...

Speaker Tambuwal drops out ff pre...

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal earlier dropped his presidential ambitions after consultations with All Progressives Congress chieftains. Read more...

Submitted by
Otunba Bright Jnr
Fayemi heads APC presidential con...

Fayemi heads APC presidential convention committee Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was named chairman of the 24 member All Progressives Congress convention planning committee.  Read more...

Submitted by
SAMUEL UFOT EKEKERE
Let's sweep our world of challeng...

In sub-Saharan African where brooms are still part of everyday life, it is common place to find brooms being used as cleaning facilities. Read more...