Minister charges Customs, agencies to obey presidential orders
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has frowned at the unnecessary bureaucracy and bottlenecks enthroned by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in dealing with investors at the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ).
The minister, who was in Calabar on a one-day working visit to the CFTZ at the weekend, said the first thing is to make life easier for investors in terms of their operations, to ensure they are not unduly troubled.
Apparently not happy with the manner the officers delayed opening of containers of equipment for the country’s digital switchover belonging to Gospell Digital despite presidential directives, Enelamah said this does not augur well for business in the country.
He said: “When I talk about presidential order on ease of doing business, it is all about implementation. It is a culture of service that we need. As a people, we are all guilty, in the sense that we have not had a culture of service to the degree that we should, and I think as a country, we should change.”
On his part, the Group Managing Director, Gospell Digital, Sir Godfrey Ohuabuma, expressed happiness that the Minister witnessed the installation of the opening of the $5m factory.