ANLCA Ag President, Farinto, Appoints, Wale Cole, Adviser On Government Warehouse

Special Adviser to ANLCA’s Ag President On Government Warehouse, Olawale Cole
 
KOREDE FOGO
In a bid to provide respite for its members on issues regarding conflicts between clearing agents and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), including issues related to government warehouses, the acting president Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr Kayode Farinto, has appointed, Wale Cole, as the Senior Special Adviser to the National President on government warehouses.
 In the letter of appointment signed by the National secretary of the association, Babatunde Mukaila, and a copy made available to BUSINESSINSIDERNG, he said the appointment takes immediate effect while urging the newly appointed SSA to see it as a call to duty and not as a tool for self aggrandisement.
“I have been directed in line with Section 7(g) of ANLCA Supreme Constitution 2020 as amended to convey the approval of Mr. President for your appointment as reference above and as a Sub-Coordinator Western Zone of Presidential Monitoring Task Force (PMTF).
“Congratulation sir, however, you are enjoined to see this appointment as a call to duty and not as a tools for self-aggrandizement nor to victimized any ANLCA members. Your appointment takes immediate effect,” Mukaila said in the letter announcing Cole’s appointment.
However, Cole, in a chat with newsmen yesterday, said hi appointment was service to humanity, stating that the role as a sub-coordinator on Presidential Monitoring Taskforce is to support the chapters in their activities in facilitating clearing process.
According to him, where there are hiccups or misunderstanding between the customs and clearing agents or within the chapters, he would be called in to resolve the crisis, saying the presidential task force will intervene to ensure a smooth free trade facilitation at the port.
He, however, disclosed that his appointment was with immediate effect “This is a sub coordinator role as Presidential monitoring task force, in western zone on all government warehouses. The role is to support the chapters in their activities in facilitating clearing process, incase there are hiccups or misunderstanding between the Customs and clearing agents or within the chapters anybody that calls for our intervention, we can always come in and assist.
“We are going to put many things in place. We will get an operational bus, we are going to put up the members that will work with me in all government warehouses and any chapter chairman or any of our members that call on us for assistance, we will always be there to help out,” Cole stated.

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