Customs: Onne Command Unveils Conference and Training Centres
As CAC Harps On Legitimate Trade
The Customs Area Controller of Area 11 Command, Onne, Comptroller Baba Imam has formally launched an ultra modern conference and training centres for use by officers of the Command and maritime stakeholders plying their legitimate trade within the Commands jurisdiction.
Welcoming the Zonal ACG and other guests to the official commissioning, the CAC said the Conference Centre and the Training Centre were made possible by combined efforts of the Command as part of their collective Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR.
According to the Command’s CAC “Compliant and tractable stakeholders within the Command welcomed the Command’s vision of having a conducive training and conference center and made it a reality, in order to keep both officers and stakeholders in the loop with the best international practices on import and export guidelines”.
“The conference center has a 110 seating capacity while the training center has 40 work stations to sustain synergy, collaboration and to give sense of belonging to our stakeholders, who transact a legitimate business within the Command” Compt Imam said.
Appreciating the legion of stakeholders whose contributions made the facilities possible, the CAC thanked the management of West Africa Container Terminal, Don Climax Bonded Terminal, Odest Bonded Terminal, and the Association of Nigeria Customs Licensed Agents (Onne) chapter for their direct commitment to actualization of the projects.
“Let me also acknowledge and appreciate Prestige Bonded Terminal, Kingsoo Bonded Terminal, international traders association and other numerous Stakeholders, who came together and gave their necessary support and cooperation in achieving this tremendous infrastructural development”.
“As part of our appreciation, the Command will recognize the stakeholders that played a key role in the construction and establishment of the conference and training facilities. Aside the Command’s appreciation letters, am glad to inform you that the CGC has sent a commendation letter. These commendation and recognition letters will be presented by the ACG to our eminent stakeholders”, the Area Controller disclosed.
On how access to the facilities shall be gotten and used the command, the CAC said. “I assures that these facilities will be put to effective use, and guarantees also that they are open for use to all our stakeholders. So I urge you to apply to my Office when the need arises, stating the purpose of its use and the request would be granted”.
“These facilities serve as a morale booster to officers so that they will continue to be more productive in trade facilitation and revenue generation activities through training and meetings that would enhance our performance and productivity”
“I will not relent to remind our stakeholders to continue complying with the government’s extant laws on import and export. We shall consistently adopt mechanism that will ensure the removal of bottlenecks associated with import and export. We are resolute and committed to trade facilitation as one of our cardinal mandate”, the Onne area Controller assured.