Maritime sector grounded in 2022, says ANLCA

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs has said that the Nigerian maritime industry didn’t make any significant progress in 2022.

The acting National President of ANLCA, Kayode Farinto, in a chat with our correspondent in Lagos recently, said the sector moved at a snail speed last year.

Farinto, however, fingered inconsistent policy on the part of the government without considering the practitioners for the slow growth of the maritime sector.

2022 has not been the kind of year we wished it should be, because the industry is not moving forward as we expected it to be. The industry is moving at a snail speed. We have inconsistent policy on the part of the government without considering the importers and all that,” he asserted.

Farinto claimed there was confusion among the policy formulators.

“We have a situation where there is confusion even among the policy formulators. The Central Bank of Nigeria will be saying something different and the Ministry of Finance will also be saying something different. Even consignments that were not banned CBN will not be allowed to open FORM M. So, we are in the state of confusion in the maritime industry and also in running the economy of this country,” he asserted.

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