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ICAN highlights importance of seaports revenue

ICAN highlights importance of seaports revenue

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The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Isma’ila Zakari, has commended the Nigerian Shippers’ Council for its effort in promoting trade through the seaports in Nigeria.

Zakari, who was represented by the Second Deputy Vice-President, ICAN, Mrs.  Onome Adewuyi, spoke during a courtesy visit by the Lagos Mainland and District Society of ICAN to the Shippers’ Tower in Apapa, Lagos.

The ICAN president noted that the NSC was being managed professionally.

“Before now, when Nigerians import, they go to small countries like Cotonou to clear their goods because of challenges they go through at the Nigerian port but gradually that is fading away.  We don’t hear about that anymore,” he added.

The ICAN boss observed that clearing goods had become a good business in the country and a major source of revenue for the country.

In his response, the Executive Secretary, NSC, Mr.  Hassan Bello, who was represented by the Director, Inland Services, Mr.  Akin Makinde, maintained that the council had been doing several things to improve on the ease of doing business in the country.

“Nigerian Shippers’ council is doing what is to be done that is why things are improving in the economy.  We will continue to improve until we get a perfect situation in the country,”he said.

“We are tackling the challenges such as unauthorised and arbitrary charges. We will make sure we eliminate unnecessary charges so that people who are importing cargo can do it with minimal cost that is favourable to the service providers and service users,” he added.

Also speaking at the event, the Chairman, LMDS, ICAN, Mrs.  Blessing Osakwe-Ogo , commended the executive secretary of the NSC for all the numerous support of the council towards the development of the district, while counting on it for future support.

Meanwhile, the LMDS had earlier in the day visited the Yaba College of Technology where the President interacted with the Accounting students and management of the institution.

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