International trade :   Compt Ojike complies with CGC’s directive, reopens Kamba border

Compt Ojike complies with CGC's directive, reopens Kamba border

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International trade :  Compt Ojike complies with CGC’s directive, reopens Kamba border

visits sister agencies to strengthen working collaboration

Compt Ojike complies with CGC’s directive, reopens Kamba border

In line with the directive from the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, to enhance international trade, the newly appointed Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Kebbi Command, Comptroller Iheanacho Ernest Ojike, has reopened Kamba Border.

Compt Ojike officially reopened the Kamba Border on Friday, March 15, 2024, in order to promote international trade, as directed by the Customs Boss.

Speaking after reopening Kamba border, in the presence of the district head of Kamba, Alhaji Mamuda Fana, stakeholders and other sister agencies, Compt Ojike described Kamba as a strategic border with major share in Kebbi Revenue generation.

According to him, the border reopening aimed at paving the way for legitimate trade that would impact positively on Nation building, not a permission for importation of prohibited items that would ransack the economy and compromise national security.

The Area Controller gave assurance that officers and men of the Command are ever ready to facilitate legitimate trade and act within the ambit of the law, to simplify trade across Kamba Border seamlessly, as long as stakeholders import what is permitted by Customs extant laws, make proper declaration and pay appropriate duties to the coffers of Federal Government.

He stressed that Food grains are still prohibited for exportation out of the country, considering the scarcity of food in the country.

Mallam Fana responded by commending the effort of the federal government, while saying that reopening of Kamba gives a new wave of hope to his people, who have interest in cross-border businesses and even small scale business owners domiciled in Kamba town. He promised to caution his people on illegitimate trade of any kind.

Compt Ojike strengthening inter-agency collaboration

In the same vein, the CAC paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Major General Muhammed Bashir Iliyasu (Rtd), to seek his blessings and cooperation as the royal father of the State, other sister agencies to gain their mutual cooperation and collaboration towards ensuring steady trade across borders, curb smuggling activities and provide security to the host communities


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