The Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) has enjoined importers and clearing agents to evacuate their imports by railway and barges after completing documentation and examination at the port terminals. Area controller in charge of Apapa Customs, Abubakar Bashir said this in view of the traffic congestion that has almost crippled commercial activities at Apapa and its environs.
The Area Controller who made this known on Tuesday while responding to allegation made by stakeholders that some terminal operators have enough space to allow trucks load and offload empty containers, said that the port terminals have been concessioned and that only Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) or Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) can intervene regarding issue of available space at the port terminals. He explained further that the service has no option than to continue physical examination of containers because some people import dangerous goods that are injurious to health. To make matters worse, Bashir pointed out that the only functional scanner at Apapa port can only scan 50 containers per day in the port.
He said this has made the Customs Service to embark on physical examination to make sure that about 500 containers exit the port daily. According to him, importers/agents should make genuine declarations so as avert wrath of the law. The Area Comptroller also enjoined stakeholders to report any custom officer who refer to value of goods on internet to value goods imported to the country. He also pointed out that the road linking Barracks bus stop to the Apapa port gate will be commissioned this month adding that the traffic gridlock associated with the road will soon be a thing of the past.
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