Customs, importers lose N110 billion in 30 days — Group


The Nigerian government has been advised to urgently probe into the circumstances leading to huge loss of revenue in the tune of N110 billion within the last one month due to inability of importers to clear their consignments at the ports.

A group, The Transparency Awareness Group (TANGO), in a letter of protest addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Ahmad Lawan, signed by its national coordinator, Frank Nzeogwu, raised the alarm over what it described as the imminent collapse of the nation’s economy.

The group also noted that about 30,000 jobs may soon be lost to the situation if not quickly arrested.

Mr Nzeogwu alleged that Nigerians are suffering in the hands of Webb Fontaine Group, a consultant appointed by Nigeria Customs Service to implement a Customs centric Single Window Portal and the provision of IT & Telecom infrastructure for the nation in a bid to ensuring easy access to clearing of consignments at the port, unfortunately, the roles of the firm really negates the revenue drive of the federal government.

According to the letter, ” At the moment, there is huge backlog of consigments meant to boost the nation’s production…



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