The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to adjust the age limit for Imported vehicles from it’s current 12-years to 15-years, even as it called for rejigging of the entire Auto Policy.
In felicitation with muslims brothers and sisters on the occasion of Eid El Kabir celebration, Acting President of ANLCA, Dr Kayode Farinto in his message, lamented that the entire Auto policy is a Scam that has continued to enrich few individuals at the detriment of the overall Nigerian economy.
“The age limit on imported vehicles needs to be reviewed to at least 15yrs from the current 12 years.
The entire Auto policy is a Scam that has continued to enrich few individual Nigerians at the detriment of our economy.
“With the introduction in the last 10 years or more, we are unable to produce ordinary radiator, meanwhile few people are smiling home with our money under the guise of being local Assemblers and manufacturers. It is high time we revised this policy” he stated
The ANLCA top gun also stressed the need for the federal government to have consistent policy in the maritime industry, adding that frequent changing of Transportation Minister’s is detrimental to stakeholders businesses.
“This trial and error of the government must be stopped forthwith, just when we thought there is Eureka in the transportation ministry, the government decide to change the minister and brings a new person that will start learning and commence visitation in the next three months
“We are stagnant and not really moving forward with this retrogressive steps every time, and it is encouraging Neocolonialism
“The federal government in line with international best practices needs to re organize and re Orientate the management of Nigeria Customs service from the present Moribund one.
“The present one has continually bring confusion to the trading community with her high handedness, without control and checks to the extent that the federal ministry of Finance has lost her supervisory role hence the high level of non professionalism to the Nation.
“Finally,we urge our members to increase our level of compliance to show our patriotism to the Nation, as professionals that we are known for.
“We Charge the Council for the regulation of Freight forwarding to brace up to her responsibilities by giving qualitative leadership and increase capacity building for the freight forwarders.
“It is rather unfortunate that, ANLCA has been shouting for a very long time that foreigners are gradually taking over our profession but up till now ,there seems to be no solution in sight to nip this in the bud”