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Train Your Drivers to Avoid Smuggling, Comptroller Chana Urges Kano NARTO

...Reassures of Trade Facilitation


 

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Customs Area Controller of Kano/Jigawa Command, Comptroller Dauda Ibrahim Chana has advised the leadership of National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) , Kano State Chapter to train their members on being law abiding and avoid acts like smuggling in the course of their duties.

Comptroller Chana who said this on Tuesday when he received the Kano State NARTO Chairman Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim Balarabe and other members of the association’s leadership in his office in Kano, said there is need for orientation about what is required of the drivers on the road and how to avoid running foul of the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCSA)2023

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He also advised the Kano NARTO leadership to teach their members about import and export prohibition lists and avoid being involved in illegal activities especially in areas where the federal government has directed border closure.

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The Kano/Jigawa Controller who identified transportation as a strong contributor to commercial growth, noted that it is important for persons who operate in that area to adopt basic work etiquette like addressing officers with honesty and avoid using their vehicles as means of conveyance for smuggled items

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Comptroller Chana thanked the NARTO leadership for the visit and reassured them of robust customs community relationship in line with the agenda of the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi and the thrust of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) theme for the year which is “Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose”.

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He reminded NARTO that customs is a worthy partner with all stakeholders in the logistics value chain and that the command will continually facilitate legitimate trade to grow the nation’s economy.

Comptroller Chana said his doors are open to reports and advise on the conduct of Customs officers on the field and that the service would not hesitate to sanction any officer found erring or exhibiting any form of indiscipline and corruption

Speaking on why he visited the Customs Controller, Alhaji Salisu Balarabe pleaded that where drivers are found to exhibit misconduct, the matter be reported to NARTO.

He thanked the controller for previous support he has gotten from the command and expressed optimism for better working relationship in Kano between NARTO and NCS in the nearest future.

Balarabe was accompanied by the Vice Chairman,Alhaji Kabir Musa Mai Lafiya, and the Vice Chairman, Kano State international Human Right Protection Service Barrister Nuradeen Muhammad Sani

 

 



Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email: ismail.aniemu@aol.com

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