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Nigeria Customs Server Problem Didn’t Stall Transactions

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Nigeria Customs Server Problem Didn’t Stall Transactions

The Nigeria Customs Service over the weekend said its server problem did not cause any major delay in importers and freight forwarders transactions as earlier reported.

Speaking on the issue, Uche Ejesieme, Customs Public Relations Officer for Tincan Island Port in Lagos, described the scanner issue as one not under the service purview.

Ejesieme said Webb Fontaine and Interswitch were contracted to handle that aspect of the service operations.

At Apapa, Tincan Port, Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML), and Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) Commands of Customs, port users were seen working normally in line with the various COVID-19 prevention protocols and guidelines without complaints about server breakdown.

 

He added that slight hitches experienced in the course of processing transactions only resulted in minor delays as engineers working for the service providers were on ground to address the issue. Ejesieme also said alternative channels were provided to ensure that the brief hitch never stretched long. He confirmed that the NCS has more than one method of data transmission.

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“Once in a while, as it’s possible with any human endeavor or arrangements, to experience slight challenges. Sometimes, it could be due to the weather condition for one or two hours, but the good thing about it is that engineers are on ground to quickly attend to any technical complaints identified at the CPC…”

They are like resident officers in our CPC always ready to swing into action to rectify technical issues whenever they are called upon.

“ It has not delayed transactions to the extent that jobs could not be exited. For instance in Tincan Port here, if the server is down in Port and Cargo Terminal, you can come to CPC to release the consignment. If you have issues in SCOA terminal, you can come to TICT to release.

“So we have multiple options to facilitate trade. We have never had reason to wait for days to release consignments. We have other platforms and alternatives we use in handling such issues,” he said.

Nkeiru Nwala , Customs PRO at Apapa Port who described the Nigeria Customs Server breakdowns as minor issues that were attended to within a short period.

Dr. Eugene Nweke a freight forwarder and immediate past National President of Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) attributed the minor failure to weather conditions.

According to him, no system is perfect and issues associated with weather conditions are acts of God that shouldn’t be blamed on anyone.

Nweke said if the complaints were serious enough to disrupt transactions, freight forwarders and licensed customs agents would have protested at the ports.

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FOU Zone “B” Seizes Smuggled Items Worth N51 Million

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FOU Zone "B" Seizes Smuggled Items Worth N51 Million

With an emphasis on uploading their mandate on suppression of smuggling, the Customs Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Kaduna, Comptroller Hamisu Al-Bashir, met with the press to reveal successes recorded in the fight against smuggling.

He stated that the Unit recorded a total of 39 seizures within the last 2 weeks.

The Duty Paid Value of the seized items stood at over N51 million. The items include 801 bags of foreign parboiled rice in (50kg each) and 38 bags of rice (25kg each), 180 cartons of foreign spaghetti, 81 kegs of vegetable oil, 48 bales of secondhand clothing, 8 vehicles amongst others.

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He further called on the public to aid in the fight against smuggling, as their campaign would help rid the country of these economic saboteurs.

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NCS Seme records Grand Seizure, hands over illicit drugs to NDLEA.

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In a Media Brief, held on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 at the ECOWAS Joint Border Post, Seme Kraka Border, Badagry, Lagos, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo has revealed that the Command will hand over intercepted parcels of cannabis sativa worth over 2 million naira to the NDLEA Command Seme.

Jibo also said that the Command also made a seizure of 705 items with a duty paid value of four hundred and nine million, eight hundred and fifty one thousand, five hundred and thirty three naira, fourteen Kobo. ( #409,851,533.14).

He further said, the Command recorded a trade Volume of three hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and twenty seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy five metric tons of exported goods, with the free on board FOB value of over 4 billion.

He added that, the command benefited from the welfare package of the Comptroller General of Customs with the construction of 32, 30 and 16 man ranks and files Barracks to cover the inadequacy of accommodation in the command.

The Command also, constructed a modern convenience at the international Park, J4 in Seme Badagry West to assist travellers both locally and internationally as a form of Cooperate Social Responsibility.

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The Command has also partnered with an NGO named community Football Foundation for the establishment of a football Club named Badagry, United.

The overall revenue remitted into the Federation account is eighty million, seven hundred and seventy seven thousand, eight hundred and seven naira, twenty two kobo (N80, 774,807.22) only during the period under review.

The CAC thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the Management team for the continuous support and guidance.

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War on Smuggling: JBPT Seize Goods Worth N61 Million in 3 Weeks

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War on Smuggling: JBPT Seize Goods Worth N61 Million in 3 Weeks

The fight against smuggling never seems to ease up but the Joint Border Patrol Team Sector 3, Kwara state, have stayed on their heels, recording various seizures amounting to N61 million in 3 weeks, including illegal immigrants.

Items seized within this period include 1,274 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 23 used vehicles, a locally made pistol with 8 cartridges, 242 Jerry cans of PMS, 7 motorcycles among others

 

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In a statement, The Coordinator of JBPT, Comptroller Oluboyega Peters, stressed the need for these illicit traders to engage in legal business and desist from smuggling and warned enemies of extra measures being put in place to counter the influx of smuggling prohibited items into the country

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