Customs didnâ€™t seize NFFâ€™s consignment, says Controller
The Commandâ€™s Area Controller, Mr Eporwei Edike, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Friday.
He spoke against the backdrop of reports alleging that the service seized the Federationâ€™s consignment.
Edike said the NFF was free to approach the customs if it had any challenge.
He added, â€œNobody is aware of such consignment and if NFF, a government organisation, has such consignment and after a day or two, it is not cleared, will they just sit down like that?
â€œThey should make enquiry or call their agent, ask the agent what is happening.
â€œWhere another day goes by, then, they should, with their agent, come or call the PRO (Public Relations Officer) to ask the PRO what is happening, If they cannot reach the PRO, the DC Terminal.
â€œIf they cannot reach the DC (Deputy Comptroller) Terminal, there is the APM. If they cannot reach the APM, the Area Controller is here.
â€œNone of them has contacted any of us and we are not aware of such consignment in the port.â€
The controller said, â€œOf course, here, part of our mark here is that no officer delays anybodyâ€™s papers on his table for more than 10, 15 minutes, after then it (the officer) must let his supervisor know.
â€œAfter about 10, 15 minutes, the next senior person must also hear until it comes to the Area Controllerâ€™s desk, but nobody has brought such to me. And NFF too has not brought such report to me.
â€œWe are not aware, we are not aware if NFF has any consignment, not to talk of being here since September.
â€œIf it has, let them come and meet us. If the people are also having other difficulties that they cannot approach us, let them summon courage and come.â€
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