The Federal Government has been advised to recruit experts who will serve as custom attachés to inspect goods coming into the country with a view to preventing contrabands brought into the country.
A retired Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Prince Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi who gave the advice in Ilase_Ijesa at the weekend said that this is necessary to check the importation of dangerous goods into the country.
Prince Fadahunsi who was reacting against the backdrop of last Tuesday seizure of thirteen containers of Arms and Ammunition by the Nigeria Customs and Excise in Lagos noted that Nigeria borders are porous adding that the recruitment of more custom attache who will inspect goods before they are shipped into the country will be a panacea to dumping of such dangerous materials into the country.
According to prince Fadahunsi, “The importation of dangerous weapons will not stop until we have custom attache in other countries who will inspect goods that are to be imported into the country before they are shipped in.”
“Although, the government is trying but we need more attachee who will inspect all what we import before their shipment like what is happening in other countries. We should recruit more experts to inspect goods in foreign countries. This will make the work of the custom officials in Nigeria less cumbersome.” he added.
He argued that many countries of the world relied on the attache to screen the goods which are to be imported into their land.
Prince Fadahunsi who is a senatorial aspirant of PDP in Osun East senatorial district said that he was not new in politics adding that “For over 50 years, I have been living with my people in my community, I know their needs and how top make them have those things that they lack in rural areas.”
“We are not unaware of the existing gap between available resources and the needs of our people across the ten local government councils in ife/Ijesa zone, what we want to offer our people is honest and transparent leadership that will galvanise their dreams and aspiration for development in the next few years,” he said.
Prince Fadahunsi while eulogizing the administration of the state governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as note worthy and commendable in alleviating the problems of the people promised to do more and sustain the peace and prosperity of the state.
Said he: “Osun is an agrarian state, we shall provide an all inclusive platform for every indigene of the state to actualize their God_given endowment and talents for the benefit of the society.”
He said he would employ poverty reduction strategies, industrialization and small_scale industrial development, education and capacity building, economic empowerment for women, youths and artisans.