ANLCA set to resolve lingering squabble at 2023 AGM

ANLCA set to resolve lingering squabble at 2023 AGM


The Acting National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr. Kayode Collins Farinto has said that the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the association would be used to mend fences between the two warring parties.

Recall that the association has been bedevilled with divisions among members over issues bothering on interpretations of the association’s constitution.

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Speaking with our correspondent, Dr Farinto said he was not happy with the present state of disharmony in the association saying he is looking forward to quick resolution of the lingering imbroglio.

He added that as the Acting President, he does not have the sole capacity to approve the demands of the BOT members but quipped that at the AGM, the issues would be resolved.

According to Farinto who doubles as the CEO of Kayfar Nigeria Limited, for peace to reign, there is need to bend to some rules to accommodate people.

“That is the essence of our AGM, we have been having reconciliatory moves, they put a lot of things on the table and I told them as the Acting President, I didn’t have power to do them that they should let us go to the AGM

“If the AGM look at their demands and say in the interest of peace, they would do this, so be it. I am not an autocratic leader and I am not even happy that we are not getting it fine

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“So, if we are to move forward, we must bend backward at times, because they have also seen. Out of 14 cases, we have win 13 but that does not give us peace. So, if it means bending backwards to accommodate what they need, why not?” He queried.

On the issue of fuel scarcity, the former National Publicity Secretary of ANLCA said that the cost of clearing had increased by 30 percent.

He also lamented that it has excruciating effects on the freight agents .

He explained that most agents had entered into contracts with importers before the arrival of their cargoes in Nigeria, and as things stand, they are running at a loss.

“The cost of clearing cargoes in the port has increased by 30 percent and it is really excruciating.

“Most of us must have entered into contract with importers six months before the cargoes arrive the country and the importer would not want to know and getting the cargo out of the port becomes a problem.”

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