Customs and Pushing to Improve Commerce in Kano By Abdulsalam Mahmud

Customs and Pushing to Improve Commerce in Kano By Abdulsalam Mahmud
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr Bashir Adewale Adeniyi
The Comptroller-Common of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr Bashir Adewale Adeniyi


By Abdulsalam Mahmud

Kano State is called the “Centre of Commerce”. After Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital metropolis, its inhabitants is the most important within the federation. Kano, like Lagos, can be an financial hub for a lot of enterprise retailers and manufacturing industries.

Alhaji Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man. He’s the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Dangote Group, the most important industrial conglomerate in West Africa.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated his internet value at $16.1 billion in November 2023, making him the richest individual in Africa, the world’s richest black individual, and the world’s 107th richest individual general. Dangote is from the traditional metropolis of Kano, to chop the lengthy story brief.

Abdul Samad Isiyaku Rabiu is a billionaire businessman and philanthropist. His late father, Khalifah Isiyaku Rabiu, was one in every of Nigeria’s foremost industrialists within the Seventies and Eighties.

Abdul Samad is the founder and chairman of BUA Group, a enterprise conglomerate concentrating on manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture and producing a income in extra of $2.5 billion. He’s additionally the chairman of the Nigerian Financial institution of Trade (BOI). Like Dangote, the BUA Chief Govt hails from the traditional metropolis of Kano.

Nevertheless, Kano remains to be removed from turning into Nigeria’s most industrialized metropolis, trailing distantly behind Lagos. However the Comptroller Common of Customs,
Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, is keen about bridging the industrialization hole between Kano and different Nigerian mega cities.

One can say with out equivocation that Adeniyi desires to assist make Kano some of the economically-advanced states within the nation. Thus, he launched into a go to to the Kano State Authorities Home, in a bid to rekindle the longstanding partnership between the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and the Kano State Authorities.

The assembly served as an avenue for Adeniyi to focus on the Nigeria Customs’ dedication to reinforce commerce and handle meals safety challenges in Kano.

The Customs Chief reiterated their Service’s dedication to enhancing commerce facilitation and collaborating carefully with the Kano group to deal with widespread challenges.

He stated, “A part of the foremost issues that we’ve in Kano embrace the necessity for Customs to determine an export terminal to assist streamline enterprise within the state. On behalf of the President, I wish to commend the hassle to deal with the challenges of meals safety, and we consider that together with your help, there’s room to do extra.”

Moreover, Adeniyi shared directives from President Ahmed Tinubu concerning the return of detained grains suspected of unlawful export to their homeowners, with the situation that they’d be reintroduced into the home markets to alleviate meals insecurity.

“One of many major aims of the go to was to rejuvenate the historic rapport between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Kano State Authorities, to reinforce cooperation for the mutual good thing about each entities,” CGC Adeniyi stated.

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Talking additional, the CGC added, “Kano has been an esteemed centre of commerce and in addition a major hyperlink to foster commerce in Nigeria. It has been a deliberate technique of presidency to advertise the event of inland deports and the Nigeria Customs Service is making preparations to streamline the method in Kano.”

Responding, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf once more, warmly welcomed Adeniyi. He lauded the proactive method of the Nigeria Customs in safeguarding the nation’s borders and his dedication to selling financial prosperity in Kano and Nigeria at massive.

The governor, who stated he was impressed with the CGC’s engagements throughout his official go to, reiterated the dedication of the Kano State Authorities to offering the required help and cooperation to the Nigeria Customs Service in fulfilling its mandate throughout the state.

“Let me say that you’ve got come to Kano on the proper time when import and export actions want your service to implement insurance policies that can improve them as a result of Kano is the most important commerce hub after Lagos,” Governor Yusuf stated.

He significantly applauded Adeniyi’s go to to the Dawanau Worldwide Grains Market and urged expedited motion in establishing an export warehouse on the market, “For that, I guarantee you of my authorities’s full help in order that Kano will change into stronger by way of funding within the nation,” he stated.

Whereas appreciating the transfer to reinforce the welfare of the citizenry by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Kano Governor additionally expressed optimism that the NCS, having engaged in talks with enterprise communities within the state, will assist sort out the challenges of meals shortage

In a separate engagement highlighting his proactive method to fostering collaboration and engagement with stakeholders, the Customs helmsman, visited the Mamuda Group of Firms in Kano.

The go to additionally, offered a chance for Adeniyi to work together with the Chairman and CEO of the corporate, Hassan Hammoud, and different leaders of the manufacturing facility.

Throughout the go to, CGC Adeniyi emphasised the Nigeria Customs’ dedication to forging sturdy partnerships with stakeholders to reinforce income technology and facilitate commerce throughout the federation.

He highlighted the significance of easing enterprise processes for merchants nationwide, underscoring the pivotal function of collaboration between the Customs Service and personal enterprises in attaining this goal.

In his response, Mr. Hammoud expressed his appreciation to Adeniyi for gracing his firm along with his presence.

He led the Customs boss on a sightseeing tour of the manufacturing facility, showcasing the corporate’s operations and amenities. Hammoud additionally reassured Adeniyi of the Mamuda Group’s unwavering dedication to complying with customs provisions and rules, reaffirming the corporate’s dedication to sustaining a mutually useful relationship with the Nigeria Customs.

With the profitable parley between Adeniyi and Governor Yusuf, Kano is about to witness its superb financial rebirth. One that can see her compete favourably with Lagos, by way of inner income technology and mega buying and selling quantity.

The terrible information of telephone theft, ugly homicide of every kind and brazen shows of immorality by some uncouth youths – which have emanated not too long ago from the preferred Northern state – ought to subsequently give manner. CGC Adeniyi is forcefully pushing forward, and interesting crucial stakeholders to reinforce the standard of commerce in Kano – solely for Nigeria’s financial prosperity.

Mahmud is the Deputy Editor of PRNigeria, and wrote in by way of: [email protected]

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