The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Dr. Gani Adams, has appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the duties and tariffs paid on imported goods.
Speaking at the weekend during the swearing-in and send forth ceremony of the new and outgoing executives of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents in Lagos, Adams said it is pertinent for the Federal Government to listen to the cries of Nigerians in the Diaspora and reduce the freight paid on imported goods.
“I am a regular traveler and I can understand the pain Nigerians abroad feel before they could bring their goods into the country.
“On this note, I want to appeal to the Federal Government to reduce the tariffs, the cost of importing goods into the country is too high and Nigerians abroad are finding it difficult to send their goods into the country and this has also affected their businesses.
“We can only improve on our local production if there is an enabling environment for investors.”
Meanwhile, the outgoing President of the group, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, has charged the newly-elected president to carry all the members in his quest to take the association to the next level.
Shittu said he had learnt great lessons on how best deal with the people, particularly in running the affairs of the association.
“For eight years that I held the position, I know what it takes to deal with people of different backgrounds,” he said.
The new President of the group, Iju Tony, promised to step up the activities of the association.
Tony charged all members of the group to cooperate with the new executive in their bid to take the association to the next level.