The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has disclosed likelihood to pull out of its collaborative initiative with the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) on tackling trade matters with government and other operators at the ports.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the ANLCA President, Mr. Joe Sanni, made this known in a statement on Tuesday, saying that “The ANLCA-NAGAFF Initiative(ANI) may be jettisoned, if found to be counter-productive.”
Sanni explained that nothing could be said about the controversial issue of the Practitioners Operating Fees (POF) since “ANLCA is still in court on the issue of Practitioners operating fees (POF) and the case is still pending.”
He said that the association’s presentation made to the Comptroller General of Customs on the ease of doing business in the ports, during the CGC’s visit to the ANLCA Secretariat added value to the discuss and efforts into the Executive order on the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
Top issues discussed during the ANLCA meeting that held simultaneously in Lagos and in Onne, Rivers State, include its forthcoming NEC meeting to be held in Port Harcourt, Rivers on August 10th and 11th 2017.
According to Sanni, during the proposed meeting, the National President of ANLCA, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, “is expected to holistically assess the performance of National Executive Committee (NECOM) so far, as the second tenure winds down.
“Also, the NEC meeting will have to decide whether the forthcoming NECOM election, which is due early 2018, will be by AGM (as it was during the last BOT election) or by collegiate (as it has always been with past NECOM elections).”