The Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has undertaken strategic discussions with representatives from the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the United Bank for Africa (UBA), underscoring a commitment to amplify trade and collaboration in Nigeria.
In a gathering held at the Customs Service Headquarters on Tuesday, CGC Adeniyi welcomed a delegation from NACCIMA, led by its President, Dele Kelvin Oye. Acknowledging the CGC’s achievements in steering the Nigeria Customs Service toward heightened efficiency and regulatory efficacy, Oye lauded the leadership’s forward-looking strides.
Key among the matters raised was the concern around certificates of origin. NACCIMA expressed its unwavering support for the Nigeria Customs Service, pledging to cooperate in various dimensions.
The Customs Comptroller-General, in response, assured NACCIMA of a harmonious partnership, emphasizing the Service’s dedication to fostering trade facilitation.
Adeniyi affirmed that collaborative efforts would extend to organizing a Sensitization Workshop for mutual advancement.
The discussion also encompassed the new Nigeria Customs Service Act of 2023, with NACCIMA urging the CGC to inform and engage its members on the implications. CGC Adeniyi pledged full involvement of NACCIMA in this endeavor.
In a separate engagement, CGC Adeniyi hosted a delegation from the United Bank for Africa (UBA), led by Non-Executive Director Kayode Fashola. Fashola extended congratulations on behalf of UBA for the CGC’s appointment and expressed UBA’s commitment to fortify the symbiotic relationship between Customs and the financial institution.
In gratitude for the delegation’s visit, the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs appreciated the UBA representatives and assured them of the Service’s unwavering dedication to deepening the existing partnership.
These strategic engagements underscore the Customs chief’s commitment to collaborative efforts aimed at elevating trade and industry prospects within Nigeria.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)