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Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by andyanders: 5:40pm On Sep 11, 2013
r231: Closed until further notice

Until the Ogas at the top settle with the egunje.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by r231(m): 5:42pm On Sep 11, 2013
Chinom:


Payments were made alright for those containers, but ' de money no reach oga hand' . Hence he shut the whole system down.

hnmmm undecided undecided undecided

container in NAHCO undecided undecided
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by naijacutee(f): 5:52pm On Sep 11, 2013
SeunAero: The impasse is over. Operations have commenced today at the various cargo sheds.

This is not true. The freight forwarders and clearing agents have had a meeting, where issues such as under declaring of cargo weight were brought up. The sheds are still locked, and they are scheduled to have another meeting at 10am tomorrow.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Dantedasz: 5:58pm On Sep 11, 2013
These are cases of outright stealing of cargo from restricted areas (warehouses) without payment of customs duty into tthe coffers of the Federal government of Nigeria.
Surprisingly warehousing charges are paid to the custodians of the goods-SAHCOL and NAHCO but none to the customs/Federal government. So who is fooling who?
There are currently over 3500 cases of consignments that developed wings and disappeared from the custody of' the custodians.'
Customs are asking the custodians to account for the missing cargo and the duty payable there on.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by mukhcech(m): 6:08pm On Sep 11, 2013
naijacutee:

This is not true. The freight forwarders and clearing agents have had a meeting, where issues such as under declaring of cargo weight were brought up. The sheds are still locked, and they are scheduled to have another meeting at 10am tomorrow.

Please Keep us Updated. Thanks
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Dantedasz: 6:33pm On Sep 11, 2013
Recently there was a change of gaurd of customs officers from the Customs area comptroller down to the least officer. In the course of this change over between the out going and incoming officers, the custodians of the goods at the airport-SAHCOL and NAHCO warehouses allowed over 3500 various consignments of different values to develop wings and disappear without duty payment.
The customs is right on this one, and the only way to make the custodians of these goods to account for lost revenue is to shut down their operations. SIMPLE!

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Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by celemel(m): 9:04pm On Sep 11, 2013
@Dantedasz, I got a couple of questions for you. Do you mean to tell me that my brother's stuff that he imported for his wedding that was to hold last weekend is justifiably being held up in SAHCOL warehouse by NCS for no known fault of his? If the Nigerian Customs Service personnel were involved in sleazy deals with NAHCO and SAHCOL to cheat the FGN, should an innocent other Nigerian, whose only "crime" is bringing in consignments via the ONLY two approved bonded warehouses in Nigeria be punished for it? How come NCS did not simply go to setup a foolproof system in the warehouse to collect it's tolls, instead of holding everybody's item to ransom? Do you know that life-support equipment imported to give a little more life to several sick people, denied of basic health-care by our forever-inept, gluttonous, money-guzzling and terribly silly governments are caught up in that lock-down? Have you imagined what has happened to fresh-flowers worth millions of Nigeria, imported via MMIA by a contractor for supply held up in that warehouse since last week? Do you know that consignment of goods that were bound for Nigeria from all over the world since last week are stuck in some world capitals like Belgium and UAE, with the shippers not knowing what to do with them since there's no warehouse in Nigeria to receive same? Just like every other thing Nigerian, our people neever ever sit down to think through any action deeply before embarking on it. The same NCS that gave SAHCOL and NAHCO permission to setup bonded warehouses with fanfare, is the same now complaining that the government is shortchanged! Did they not design appropriate mechanisms or envision the effects of such warehouses on their forever insatiable revenue drive during the planning stages?

Do you shutdown an entire system of receiving air-freighted goods into a country for more than a week in order to be able to enforce govermnment tax rules? IMO, it is only in the jungle - Nigeria - where someone would act the way NCS has acted here and get away with it. In other climes, they'd have paid so dearly and so heavily that their 10 lifetimes wouldn't be sufficient. Oh, I remember that their Controller-General did not even write his SSCE by himself! Foolish useless annoying lot!!

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Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by tdie: 9:43pm On Sep 11, 2013
Its also particularly annoying that there seem to be almost no updates on this situation by the involved parties-Nigerian Customs,NAHCO and SAHCOL.
Nothing on their websites, no press releases-its just terrible.
Online searches reveal nothing except the initial newspaper reports covering the closure of the warehouses.
Kai, this country sef...
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by SeunAero(m): 9:43pm On Sep 11, 2013
Chinom: As an insider, i can tell you that the problem is simply greed and humongous corruption. There was a change of guard at the customs Airport command. The new boss is demanding an absurd amount of money from the customs agents. He wants a very huge bribe to allow for passage of all manner of goods.

Negotiations are going on to arrive at an acceptable " Bribe" money to all. Greed and corruption are the biggest problem in this country. I will leave it at this.

The above is false! Even though there was a change of the airport customs new comptroller, the said closure was from the comptroller general himself as the presence of FOU is all over the place at the various cargo sheds.

However like I said earlier, operations had commenced earlier today.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Chinom(m): 9:51pm On Sep 11, 2013
leftone:


Chief,payments are made direct to the bank and not cash deals...get your facts right.If payments were made,there would be evidence.


Hahaha... how naive can one be. we are talking about 'payments' made Naija style and you are talking about 'bank lodgement' . Where you dey live ?.

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Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Chinom(m): 9:53pm On Sep 11, 2013
r231:

hnmmm undecided undecided undecided

container in NAHCO undecided undecided

There are no containers in NAHCO. I just replied the a poster in the language he used for clarity.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Dantedasz: 10:05pm On Sep 11, 2013
@celemel,
Its a pity about your brothers wedding suit,but I just do not think there is any otherway to make SAHCOL and NAHCO management to produce the duty for those various consignments .
The total duty for those 3500 consignments could run into billions of Naira-so we should look at the general good over the individual.
The clearing system at our airports has been a mad house for ages with all kinds of touts and criminals polluting the system. If the Customs boss is trying to introduce sanity into the area of our economy I think he should be commended.
All Nigerians need to take a look at the man in the mirror and ask ourselves why we always refuse to pay stipulated taxes or try to short cut them.
The 3500 consignments removed from the airport belong to Nigerians and not aliens from Mars.
A Nigerian will obey all laws and pay all taxes in Port Novo or Cotonu but immediately he gets to Seme or Idi Iroko borders in Nigeria will start thinking of avoiding payment of all taxes or resort to the unapproved bush paths.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Dantedasz: 10:06pm On Sep 11, 2013
Opps
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Dantedasz: 10:07pm On Sep 11, 2013
Opps
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Dantedasz: 10:08pm On Sep 11, 2013
Sorry,quadruple posts!
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by celemel(m): 10:35pm On Sep 11, 2013
@DANTEDASZ
You didn't provide any answers in your reply. We know the NCS is corrupt, abi? Then, we should as well shutdown Nigeria Customs Service, so that we sanitize it. Abi? Where were the NCS personnel when 3500 consignments "disappeared"? How do you define "general good" when a citizen whose only crime is originating from a jungle called Nigeria is made to bear the brunt of the ineptitude of another citizen in the same jungle? Let me provide an answer to the reason Nigerians pay in Cotonou, not Lagos: Simply because Cotonou has an attractive climate for clearing and forwarding. Lagos port doesn't! All the staff of NCS including Inde Dikko are only interested in making maximum money from the hapless citizen and punishing them (like this SAHCOL/NAHCO saga has shown) without any serious interest in the essence of their creation by law. NCS is now seen only as a money-making government parastatal, not as an agency that should exist to protect the national economy! Their staff look for the flimsiest of excuses to covert people's hard-earned properties for their girl friends, concubines, mistresses, cronies, fronts and wives, in the name of public auction! They arbitrarily fix rates on imported wares especially cars, depending on their mood, interest, target, etc. They are overlords and operate above the law. That is the Nigerian Customs Service! This SAHCOL/NAHCO saga is aimed at extortion and nothing more. We are all aware jare.

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Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Chinom(m): 10:46pm On Sep 11, 2013
celemel: @DANTEDASZ
You didn't provide any answers in your reply. We know the NCS is corrupt, abi? Then, we should as well shutdown Nigeria Customs Service, so that we sanitize it. Abi? Where were the NCS personnel when 3500 consignments "disappeared"? How do you define "general good" when a citizen whose only crime is originating from a jungle called Nigeria is made to bear the brunt of the ineptitude of another citizen in the same jungle? Let me provide an answer to the reason Nigerians pay in Cotonou, not Lagos: Simply because Cotonou has an attractive climate for clearing and forwarding. Lagos port doesn't! All the staff of NCS including Inde Dikko are only interested in making maximum money from the hapless citizen and punishing them (like this SAHCOL/NAHCO saga has shown) without any serious interest in the essence of their creation by law. NCS is now seen only as a money-making government parastatal, not as an agency that should exist to protect the national economy! Their staff look for the flimsiest of excuses to covert people's hard-earned properties for their girl friends, concubines, mistresses, cronies, fronts and wives, in the name of public auction! They arbitrarily fix rates on imported wares especially cars, depending on their mood, interest, target, etc. They are overlords and operate above the law. That is the Nigerian Customs Service! This SAHCOL/NAHCO saga is aimed at extortion and nothing more. We are all aware jare.


Thank you for the adequate reply. It's pure extortion from the NCS. The 3500 consignments 'disappeared' right under their nose. The Oga was not 'settled', so he is angry.
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by bizzle2: 10:47pm On Sep 11, 2013
where two elephants fight....ur guess is as good as mine. sheer abuse of power. whatever happened to legal recourse ? engage those directly involved in whatever the hell the problem is naaa. why cause avoidable hardship
I groan at the thought of the difficulty ppl have been thrown in by these asswipes!! I sincerely hope this manliness measuring is over before the end of the week.I dey expect very urgent package. chai, baba biko oooo
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by green10119(m): 10:53pm On Sep 11, 2013
Am seriously sick and tired of complaining about this issue, because i know Nigeria is the only place in the world people can act in this manner and got free.

@bizzle you are still expecting, mine have been there for the past week and i have to get it on of before Friday embarassed
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by mistakay: 11:06pm On Sep 11, 2013
SeunAero:
The above is false! Even though there was a change of the airport customs new comptroller, the said closure was from the comptroller general himself as the presence of FOU is all over the place at the various cargo sheds.

However like I said earlier, operations had commenced earlier today.

can you pls confirm what you wrote bolded above ? cos i just called my agent and he rejected my call
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by Nobody: 11:21pm On Sep 11, 2013
abeg, which kind f-up be dis nao....ASUU don turn us to bizness men, we don dey import, now them don close down port....for the past two weeks, na series of mails i just dey reciv from my shipping company about delay and some goods still dey air.....wetin naija want make we go do now...e b like say we go start to dey kidna-p dos port pple and politicians oooo for ransom...cos i tire for nigeria..ebi una want make i pack go ghana?
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by r231(m): 11:25pm On Sep 11, 2013
SeunAero:
The above is false! Even though there was a change of the airport customs new comptroller, the said closure was from the comptroller general himself as the presence of FOU is all over the place at the various cargo sheds.

However like I said earlier, operations had commenced earlier today.

This information is wrong sir
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by mistakay: 11:44pm On Sep 11, 2013
r231:

This information is wrong sir

Thats what i thought, thanks alot sir for the clarification
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by bizzle2: 12:05am On Sep 12, 2013
LOL @ rejected my call. damn this country sha...we need change! we need change!! we need change!!
mistakay:

can you pls confirm what you wrote bolded above ? cos i just called my agent and he rejected my call
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by bizzle2: 12:44pm On Sep 12, 2013
Wts d status ? Any developments ?
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by datovid: 2:15pm On Sep 12, 2013
Any info?
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by r231(m): 2:25pm On Sep 12, 2013
bizzle*:
Wts d status ? Any developments ?

meetings upon meetings no news or info yet
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by crowned(m): 3:28pm On Sep 12, 2013
kai...this is getting too long. let them settle d issues ASAP. Businesses are suffering
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by olorunwa04(m): 3:49pm On Sep 12, 2013
I am really tired of this too, currently I work as a med. Rep for a pharmaceutical company, customers have been demanding for my products and I have been giving them excuses, I am really tired of this, I hope they open soon
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by r231(m): 5:01pm On Sep 12, 2013
FROM AIRLINE -



Latest News sad!

Even though we were hopeful the Warehouse would reopen today, as of 9:30 am LOS LT it remained closed for operations and customers are still not able to clear their shipments.

As a result, we will not move any Cargo on today's flight either and will only accept new shipments when we have the go ahead from Lagos that the situation is back to normal.

Again, I will keep you all informed if we receive more information this afternoon or tomorrow morning. If the situation is resolved by Friday, we will be able to move the cargo we currently have on hand on Saturday's flight and will begin accepting new shipments for Tuesday's flight next week.

As usual, thank you all so much for your continued patience and understading of the situation.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by r231(m): 5:51pm On Sep 12, 2013
Latest News ... GREAT NEWS smiley!

I have received official notification that the Warehouse in LOS will be open for business as of tomorrow Sep 13th. Hope this information also helps you to advise your agents in LOS so that they can start the Customs process for shipments already at destination.

This means, we have the go ahead to move cargo as of this Saturday's flight.

As mentioned, on Saturday I will only move shipments that are already on hand. Please send me your requests for next week and I will confirm accordingly.

I want to thank you again for being so patient smiley! Thank you all!
Re: Customs Shutdown NAHCO And SAHCOL Warehouses, any One Knows Anything Pls Share by beejay1207(m): 6:11pm On Sep 12, 2013
if what you just said is the truth, i will be very happy o! i have been surfing online may be i can get any more gist on it,..no luck! undecided

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