Controversy rages over number of Customs checkpoints at seaports

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70% of Nigerian seaports comatose — PCC
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By Godfrey Bivbere

CONTROVERSY is currently trailing the number of units maintained by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, at the seaports with stakeholders putting the number at about 27 while Customs said that it has only seven or eight very essential units.

This is even as stakeholders have accused Customs officers in the various units of exploiting shippers for personal gains.

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However, Customs has stressed that the units are essential in curbing efforts by importers and their agents to short-change government of accruable revenue thro ugh under declaration and concealment.

Speaking at an online event put togather by Harboursandport.com, former National President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders,…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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