By Nwabueze Okonkwo
Importers in Onitsha, Anambra state have restated their determination to embrace Access Bank’s offer to assist them in solving all the bottlenecks associated with their importation businesses.
They said that anything that will guarantee cheaper, safer and faster delivery of their goods to their warehouses would be generally accepted.
Onitsha-based importer, Chief Maduka Adimora who disclosed this shortly after a one-day seminar organized by Access Bank Plc to introduce its newly innovated Logistics Worldwide Scheme, FLOWS product to the traders, said importers go through hell to deliver their imported goods.
Adimora identified bank and government policies, freight discrepancies, customs clearance and other bottlenecks as some of policies militating against importation in the country.
Earlier, Access Bank management had organized the seminar to sensitize them on the need to embrace the new FLOW product for easier and cheaper importation of their goods, adding that the product was formulated by the bank in partnership with GMT Nigeria Limited, a world-wide logistics providers for fast clearance and delivery of their imported goods.
At the programme which took place at Lumen Hotel and Suites, GRA, Onitsha and attracted over 2,000 traders, mainly importers, exporters and distributors, the Managing Director of Access bank, Herbert Wigwe told the audience that Access Bank has formed partnership with GMT Nigeria Limited to assist the importers make their business easier, safer, faster and cheaper with the new FLOWS product.