By DAPO OLAWUNI
The Nigeria Customs Service is set to carryout a verification and inspection of all customs licensed agency premises and their relevant documents for 2024 renewal of practicing licenses.
The service has said that Certificate of Inspection shall be issued to operators deemed qualified to operate in any ports, or border stations.
It also said that there shall be sanctions and revocation of clearing agents Licenses not Inspected during the exercise.
In a letter dated 19th October 2023 and addressed to the National Secretariat of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and signed by Acting Controller of Inspection, M.A Hassan, the customs informed that the exercise is expected to commence on Monday 30th October, 2023.
It reads “I am directed to refer to the above mentioned subject-matter, and to inform you that a Team of Customs Inspectors are scheduled to inspect all Customs Agencies/Premises with specific task of conducting retrospective inspection and verification of the company’s records/premises.
“The assignment is expected to commence on Monday 30th October, 2023.
You are to disseminate the information to your members accordingly.
“It is absolutely imperative that only Agencies duly inspected and issued with Certificate of Inspection are qualified to operate in any ports, or border stations.
“There shall be sanction/revocation of Agencies Licenses not Inspected during the exercise”