The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has explained how the service is driving the nation’s blue economy.
Ali, speaking while giving a keynote address at the just concluded 2022 edition of the Nigeria Marítime Summit (NIMS), held in Lagos, enumerated some of the initiatives implemented to complement and support the blue economy policy.
Ali, who was represented by the Customs Area Controller, Port and Terminal Multipurpose Limited, Compt. Suleiman Bomoi, said, “some of the initiatives are establishment of a full fledged marine commands namely, North-East Marine command with headquarters In Benue; North West Marine Command with headquarters in Lokoja; Eastern Marine command with headquarters in Porthacourt and Western Marine Command with headquarters In Lagos, with the view to facilitating coastwise trade and safeguarding the security of our waterways under the inland waterways management.
“Also, the service established a full fledged command to cater for non- oil export with lilypond terminal as a fusion centre for export. Additionally, the service established a full command called Lagos free trade zone command, where all free trade zone enterprises together with NEPZA and OAGZA are operating under one command.
“On this note, the service wishes the promoters of this international summit a successful conclusion,” he concluded.
Source: Business Insider