Customs bans terminal operator from portal over debt

The management of the Nigeria Customs Service has deactivated the Five Star Logistics Terminal from its operations portal over N97.3m assessment debts.

 

The acting National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, Kayode Farinto, who announced this in a statement on Friday, said the development had led to congestion of imported vehicles at the ports, noting that cleared vehicles were unable to exit the terminal.

 

As a result, he said the association had given the terminal operator four days to resolve the issue or face legal action.

 

The statement read in part, “It has been brought to the notice of the National Executive Committee that our members are unable to exit the already release vehicles and cargoes from the Five Star Logistics due to the fact that the terminal operator has been deactivated from Customs portal as a result of unpaid assessment running into millions of naira. We wish to inform our members that ANLCA is on top of this issue and we are saddened about the development.

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