Customs remove checkpoints in consonance with Presidential Executive Order

In compliance with the recently issued Executive Order of Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo on the Ease of Doing Business, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col Hamid Ali has ordered immediate removal of the many illegal Customs checkpoints around the country.
The Directive which was contained in a Circular dated July 24th and signed by AA Dangaladima, DC in charge of Enforcement, Inspection and Investigation on behalf of the CG states that any checkpoint beyond 40km from the border is deemed illegal. the Directive also states that only two check-points at Agbara and Gbaji are approved along the Lagos-Badagry-Seme Road.
Zonal Coordinators, Comptrollers FOUs, CACs CIU and other units were warned that they would be held responsible for flouting the directive.
The CGC is expected to give a status update on its implementation at the next meeting of the PEBEC on August 15. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo recently issued some executive orders on the timely clearance of goods at ports and the removal of obstacles to free movement of goods and people across the country.

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