The Five Star Logistics Limited terminal at the Tin Can Island port has been removed by the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) from its web site due to a N97.3 million debt.
This was said by the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and confirmed by the Customs Service, according to a report.
NewsReport gathered that according to the Customs Service, clearing the debt is a requirement for restoring the company’s acces
According to the ANLCA’s interim president, Kayode Farinto, its members are unable to work at the port.
“It has been brought to the notice of the National Executive Committee (NECOM) that our members cannot exit the released vehicles and cargoes from the Five Star Logistics.
“This is because the terminal operator has been deactivated from the Customs portal due to unpaid assessment running into millions of naira,” he said.
Farinto urged agents to be calm and law-abiding and to keep the receipts of all payments during the period.
Uche Ejesieme, the public relations officer, TinCan Island Port Command, who confirmed the deactivation to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN that the terminal owed up to N97.3 million in unpaid assessment.
Ejesieme noted that it was in the cause of examination of certain transactions that the matter came up.
“On July 7, the exit access of the Five Star Logistics was blocked by the Nigerian Customs Service following an investigation which revealed an unpaid assessment to the tune of N97.3 million,” Ejesieme said.