In a bid to foster shared commitment to better the future of trade in Nigeria through collaboration with relevant organizations, the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, received a delegation from the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, led by the President of the Association, Dele Kelvin Oye.
Addressing the CGC at the Headquarters of the Service Tuesday, 2nd August 2023, NACCIMA President felicitated the CGC over his appointment and commended his exceptional steps of leading the Nigeria Customs Service to a better height and significant approach towards regulating trade industries in the country.
Kelvin reminded the CGC of the issues surrounding the certificate of origin, affirming that NACCIMA will be determined to support the Nigeria Customs Service in all ramifications.
Responding, the Customs Comptroller-General said that under his watch, the Service will raise the bar of collaboration with NACCIMA to further the prospects of trade facilitaton.
He restated that his leadership is committed to strengthening the collaboration between the Service and stakeholders for the benefit of Nigerians, adding that the Service will join hands with NACCIMA to organize a Sensitization Workshop for the two organization.
The NACCIMA President appealed to the CG to sensitize his members on the new Nigeria Customs Service Act, 2023, to which the Customs expressed his readiness, assuring the president of Customs’ total commitment to involve them in the area.
Similarly, the Comptroller General of Customs at a separate meeting with representatives of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) who paid him a courtesy visit, promised to deepen business relationship between the two parties.
The leader of the UBA delegation, Non-Executive Director, Kayode Fashola, congratulated the CGC on his appointment while also informing him of their commitment to strengthen the cordial relationship between Customs and their organization.
Adeniyi while commending the bankers of their visit affirmed the Service’s enduring commitment to the sustenance ofcorporate partnership.