Business Cargo Delays to Rise Significantly as Nigeria Customs Introduces New Measure



The Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, has decided to increase security measures at the country’s seaports, airports and land borders.

NCS Zonal Coordinator, Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG), Abueh Monday, on Friday said Customs agents will now have to carry out a 100% inspection of cargoes before allowing them through.

“These times call for greater attention to details. We must become extra careful and vigilant. We must be very thorough. One hundred per cent examination of containers is a must for all cargo," a statement released by NCS Public Relations Officer, Ephraim Joseph said.

“Do not take anything for granted. Do not sign any document if you are not sure. Sign only what you know and be very certain about it.

“We cannot compromise security for anything. We have a duty and a responsibility to keep our country and citizens safe. This has always been our duty but the times and the developments around us now call for greater vigilance, I cannot over emphasize this.

“All Area Controllers must ensure strict supervision and make sure operations run smoothly. Any officer found failing in his or her duty will.”


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