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ANLCA seeks partnership with Customs on capacity building.

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Segun Oladipupo

The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) chapter of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has said it would collaborate with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for training of its members in the early part of year 2022

Chairman of the chapter, Comrade Esther Oluwatoyin Oyeleke on Wednesday stated this in a chat with newsmen in her office.

According to her, the major focus of the chapter in the incoming year is training of members in all areas of customs operations, saying it is important to master the tactics of one’s job

Oyeleke, who doubles as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Estymuels Integrated Service Limited, maintained that the plans will take off early next year.

“I have gotten a lot of plans for members in the chapter and I will kick-start them by early next year.

“I plan going into collaboration with customs to have our members as part of their trainings because you have to know the tactics of whatever you are doing.

” You have to learn the tricks of whatever you are doing, that is my focus.

Earlier, she stated that it had become incumbent on her to address the press to correct the wrong notion by some persons laying claim to the chairmanship of the chapter.

She stated further that after being duly elected in February 2021, she has been recognised by government agencies in the chapter and has been accorded the status.

“I am doing this press briefing because I felt it’s high time I did it and that my voice should be heard.

“I read in the news some people referring to themselves as western port members and I don’t know why they have refused to go out of ANLCA. If they had chosen another name, nobody will disturb them.

“I read online what somebody from KLT said calling himself chairman, I want to state categorically that as far as ANLCA is concerned in KLT here, I am the chairman.

“There is nothing they are doing in KLT command that I will not be called upon.

 “When the ACG visited sometimes ago, I was invited by the Comptroller of the command and I was part of the people who welcomed her.

“I have also told my members to bring their grievances to my table because I don’t like confrontations, I achieve whatever I want to achieve through dialogue.”

She stated that her  major challenge include failure by her predecessor to hand over peacefully to her, saying the person he succeeded never did such to him.”There are lots of challenges because a place where you ought to be without a stress, one is still passing through stress. So, in the last couple of months, I have not found it easy but in every challenge, you become stronger.”

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