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Gani Adams Urges FG to Reduce Import Duties

By Dipo Olowookere

An appeal has been made to Federal Government to consider further reducing taxes paid on goods imported into the country.

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Mr Gani Adams, who made this call, said Nigerians were not happy with the huge amount they pay to bring products into Nigeria.

“I am a regular traveller and I can understand the pain Nigerians abroad feel before they could bring their goods into the country.

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“On this note, I want to appeal to the federal government to reduce the tariffs, the cost of importing goods into the country is too high and Nigerians abroad are finding it difficult to send their goods into the country, and this has also affected their businesses.

“We can only improve on our local production if there is an enabling environment for investors,” Mr Adams said last weekend at the swearing-in and send forth ceremony of the newly and outgoing executive of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) in Lagos.

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Outgoing president of the group, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, while speaking at the event, charged the newly elected president to carry all the members along in his quest to take the association to the next level.

He said he had learnt great lessons on how best to deal with people, particularly, in running the affairs of the association.

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“For eight years that I held the position, I know what it takes to deal with people of different backgrounds,” he said.

The newly elected leader of the association, Mr Iju Tony, in his speech, promised to step up the activities of the association.

He charged all members of the group to cooperate with the new executive in their bid to take the association to the next level.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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