Apapa Customs is ensuring full compliance with executive order- Says CAC
By Udeme Clement
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Jubril Musa has said that the Command is ensuring full compliance with the new ‘Executive Order’ on ease of doing business at the port, as directed by the Federal Government.
The CAC made this known through the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of Apapa Command, Nwala Nkiru, while speaking at a lecture organised by Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria ,MAJAN, with the theme, ’19 years of Nigeria’s unbroken democracy; the journey so far in maritime industry’
Nwala said, “Apapa Command under the watch of Comptroller Musa Jubril as the CAC has recorded remarkable performance in revenue generation as well as trade facilitation and level of seizures, which are clearly seen on our records”.
Responding to question on the level of compliance with the new ‘Executive Order’ on ease of doing business, she said, “Apapa as the premier port is taking the lead at ensuring full compliance with the new directive. For instance, Apapa Command through the supervision of the CAC established a central examination centre in the port, where all agencies can meet and carry out examination at the same time, in order to achieve 24 hours cargo clearance time line.”
She went on, “At present, we work 24 hours at Apapa Command including Saturday and Sunday, in order to fast track cargo clearance in the port,. All these and many other measures are the things put in place by Comptroller Musa Jubril to enhance trade facilitation for optimum productivity”.