By Godwin Oritse
The Nigeria Customs Service and its Beninoise counterpart are currently meeting to strategise on the problem of appropriate transit of imported vehicles from Republic of Benin to Nigeria.
Disclosing this to newsmen at Seme weekend, Customs Area Comptroller of the Command, Mr. Willy Egbudin, said that the inappropriate transit of vehicles from across the border was beginning to affect the revenue profile of the Command.
According to Egbudin, discussion is on going with our Beninoise counterpart to address the problem of appropriate transit of imported vehicles
He explained that on resumption of duty, he engaged critical stakeholders for interaction, cooperation, collaboration and support necessary to achieve the Command’s goals .
He noted that the Seme border Command is basically an enforcement area, adding that the Command has a mandate to ensure legitimate trade is facilitated through the Command.
His words “ Though this is basically an enforcement area, with mandate to suppress smuggling to the barest minimum, the Command is also saddled with responsibility of revenue collection, facilitation of legitimate trade and general security of the nation”.