Customs tasks KIDP management on improve operations
The Nigeria Customs Service has urged the management of the Kaduna Inland Dry Port (KIDP) to improve its services and provide the necessary machinery to attract patronage.
Mr Abubakar Salisu, the Area Comptroller in charge Customs Command in Kaduna State, gave the advice when he visited the dry port at Kakuri.
Salisu said that port business was highly competitive as such there was need for KIDP to redouble its efforts and provide the needed incentives to attract investors.
“From what I have seen at the port, the management is doing excellently well in ensuring a cordial working relationship with all stakeholders in the discharge of its duty.
“There is always room to do more, make the environment and services user friendly and provide a seamless procedure for clearing agents, import and export business operations,’’ Salisu said.
Sanusi also said that his visit was to ensure a cordial working relationship among stakeholders and provide enlightenment on the need for proper documentation.
“We appreciate all the stakeholders for their corporation and we look forward to a cordial working relationship,’’ he said.
Earlier, Mr Rotimi Hassan, the Port Manager sought the support of the Customs in boosting economic activities of the Northern region through the KIDP.
“We seek for quarterly meeting with the Customs agent to rub minds and advice when necessary about documentation process and procedure.
“Also, we seek support of the Customs with the new Pre-Inspection Agent in facilitating export forwarding direct from KIDP to foreign country port of destination.’’