‘Ports decongestion will boost Customs image’

The ongoing efforts by the Federal Government to professionalise the operations of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will not only help boost the image of the agency, but will also rid it of its poor public perception, minister of finance, Segun Aganga, said at the weekend in Abuja. Mr Aganga also said government remains committed to attaining the policy of 48-hour clearance of goods at the ports as well as general ports congestion, saying this remains the only way to help lift the poor image of the agency responsible for fiscal policing of the country on customs and excise duties as well as sundry trade levies.