By Gboyega Oni
The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has reiterated its earlier stance that none of its members would pay the Practitioners Operating Fees (POF), saying “ANLCA members shall not be robbed to pay other associations whose members do not hold or have Customs licenses/declarants.”
Rising from its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Port Harcourt last week, ANLCA maintained the stance and blamed the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) for reneging on an earlier promise to gazette the implementation of an agreement with the associations to set aside 35% collections for declarants (licensed Customs Agencies).
Despite the fact that the case is still pending in court, ANLCA insisted that CRFFN must respect and fulfil the agreement and elections into the governing board of CRFFN are conducted.
“Moreover, CRFFN reneged on an earlier promise to gazette the implementation of an agreement with associations to set aside 35% collections for declarants (licensed Customs Agencies) and the need for elections into the governing board of CRFFN, for its effective administration,” the association said.