The Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Customs Service have renewed cooperation to boost exports and facilitate trade, especially agro exports.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, said this when he visited the acting Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi in Abuja on recently.

He said that the meeting focused on enabling the ease of export processing by eliminating all procedural bottlenecks that constitute delays and affect the competitiveness of Nigerian goods, especially agro-allied products in the international marketplace.

Earlier, Adeniyi commended NPA for creating export processing terminals, which had bolstered the country’s exports.

He assured NPA that the NCS was finalising efforts at streamlining the multiplicity of Customs units, checkpoints, evacuation of overtime cargo from the ports and speedy relocation of the customs facility standing on the rail link of Apapa Ports

He added that the resolution of those all challenges would pave the way for the optimisation of Ikorodu Lighter Terminal.

“Given that balance of trade is crucial to strengthening the value of the naira, this renewed collaboration between the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Customs will add fresh impetus to the efforts of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at growing the national economy,” he concluded.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *