Customs restates commitment to trade facilitation
The acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has expressed his administration’s readiness to collaborate with foreign and domestic traders, stating that his main priority is to take proactive measures to facilitate trade.
Adeniyi spoke when he received the delegation of ZGM Investment Group of Companies Limited, a coordinating firm of the Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone and Polish Investors, at the Customs Headquarters, Abuja.
Recall that the ag. CGC has on several occasions reiterated President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies, which mandate the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to create an enabling environment for legal businesses to flourish in the country.
“The NCS is aware that you are investors, and you would want your investment to be protected and yield some dividends. Thus, if we can achieve the objectives of your coming to Nigeria, then I consider this as a good start – and it is going to be a win-win collaboration for the parties involved.”
He assured the delegation of customs’ unflinching cooperation in opening doors for any investor that may wish to invest in Nigeria, adding that “although I have engaged in a working tour to Zone ‘A’ recently, I want to assure you that my management will study the possibility of organising a special visit to Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone.”
In his remarks, the Coordinator of Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone, Abeh Onas, thanked the acting Comptroller-General for honouring their request for a courtesy visit to discuss matters related to their FTZ.
He explained: “As we both share common interests in facilitating international trade, I believe that reinforcing our existing partnership can yield positive outcomes for both entities and contribute to the economic growth of the country.”
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