In a message to Moslems faithfuls this year on the occasion of Eid El Kabir celebrations Hon Iju Tony Nwabunike
National President Association of Nigeria Licenced Customs Agents Commended Moslems for their sacrifices, a development he says symbolise total obidience to the Creator’s directives as well as acceptable standards as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim who moved to sacrifice his son without querying Allah until an alternative sacrifice was provided.
Nwabunike noted that Moslems have shown love for their country especially in the maritime, aviation, general transport and total logistics industries through their selfless commitment to an Import dependent economy by being out there working as essential service providers even in the face of lockdown in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic.
He commented the Moslem faithfuls for keeing the economy moving, and contributing to government revenue as well as,helping to sustain employment and keeping the cycle of commerce moving while abiding by safety precautions as advised by National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
Furthermore, the president of the apex Freight forwarding group in Nigeria, noted that customs brokers and freight forwarders , have contributed immensely to the realisation of over N500b half year revenue collection by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and ensured goods arrived importers warehouses after exiting our ports through seamless logistics.
He noted that professionalism and excellence in the face of logistics constraints like bad roads, suspended rail services for cargo movement, unfriendly and exploitative practices by shipping companies and terminal operators truly stands us out as economic caregivers.
Besides he noted that freight forwarders have more roles to play in helping Nigeria atraining her expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 250 Billion US Dollars by the end of 2020.