Chairman of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (nahco aviance), Mallam Suleiman Yahyah has applauded the Custom Area Commander (CAC), Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, Mr. Folorunso Adegoke for his hard work in providing the enabling environment which has helped to enhance cargo revenues.
Yahyah who made the commendation Monday during a courtesy visit to the CAC, in the latter’s office said the CAC has been a blessing to the command and to nahco aviance. “The kind of sentiment being expressed by everyone as it concerns you is a pointer to the fact that you are a game changer, and we are proud of you. Your team has changed the game plan. This will help revenue to increase and the customer satisfaction will be achieved”.
The nahco chairman stated further that for two months the company has recorded a zero theft level and attributed the success to the ongoing collaboration between all the parties concerned, especially employees of nahco and the Custom Service.
Yahyah said that in the past two months, there had been no reported case of theft, and attributed it to measures put in place by NAHCO and the Customs.
In response, the CAC said the reduction in the incidence of theft arose from the fact that appropriate capturing is being carried out by his men. This he said has greatly helped. “We have a system that captures everything and everything is being recorded accordingly”.
He further explained that what the customs do currently is to capture the details of the person(s) to whom consignments are delivered and explained that after the consignment had been delivered, and if it is discovered that other goods were concealed under the delivered cargo, the Customs would go after the consignee.
He said that anybody who pays or is willing to pay the required fees had no issues with Customs. “Once a particular trader is compliant, he has no issues with us. Once there is compliance, there won’t be any issue; it is non- compliance that can alter the peace”.
On his part, the Managing Director of nahco aviance, Mr. Norbert Bielderman expressed his appreciation of the excellent working relationship with the Customs Area Commander.
He said the feedback he had received so far from his Managers were quite encouraging and therefore called on the CAC to keep up the tempo.