Stakeholders hail Apapa Customs over efficient cargo safety and clearance
Cargo stakeholders in Apapa Port in Lagos have commended the Customs Area Controller of the port, Comptroller Malanta Yusuf, for restoring order and expertise which officers and men of the command have brought to bear on cargo clearance at the premier port.
The cargo stakeholders said that since Comptroller Malanta Yusuf assumed office, delays in cargo examination, false declaration and extortion have been stopped as agents go about their cargo clearance unhindered.
Speaking with the media in Apapa Port, a customs agent, Mr Patrick Offodile, stated that the professional expertise brought to bear on the command by the present Enforcement Officer, Deputy Comptroller Musa Yusuf, has contributed to this appreciable peace, tranquility and oder in the port under Comptroller Yusuf.
Chief Bright Ekekwe, a customs agent, commended DC Musa Yusuf for ensuring that his officers present at the examination bay promptly and as he too treats every document and visits the terminals to see how the terminal operators are complying.
“He sometimes moves around the port with his patrol team to enforce quick cargo clearance. This method of DC Yusuf has brought member of the public closer to the Customs. This has created a better understanding and synergy with the Customs,” he said.
Ekekwe attributed that the level of decency of Customs officers and men in the port to the good leadership style of the Customs Area Controller. He maintained that “if these decent Customs officers and men in Apapa port can be found in other ports of the country, one can be sure of having a better Nigeria.”