Shoboiki alleges plot to remove her from office
|CAC MMA Command, Jayne Shoboiki
Customs Service (NCS) Murtala Muhammed Airport Command (MMA) has insisted that
Form ‘M’ is a prerequisite for processing all imports for clearance.
statement on Monday, Spokesman of the Command, Ephraim Haruna, said the
requirement of the Form ‘M’ is a Federal Government trade guideline, and not a
wish of the command.
prerequisite for importation into Nigeria is not a policy of the Command, but a
guideline of Federal Government of Nigeria.
person intending to import physical goods into Nigeria shall in the first
instance process the e-Form ‘M’ through any Authorized Dealer Bank irrespective
of the value and whether or not payment is involved.”
Integrated Customs Information System II (NICIS
II) makes provision of Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) a must, and that PAAR
cannot be gotten without Form ‘M’.
recalled that agents operating at the MMA Command had down tools in protest
against the introduction of the Form ‘M’ as a compulsory requirement for
processing cargo clearance however small the item is.
however, said that prior to the introduction of the NICIS ll, it held a
two-week sensitization training at the Zonal Headquarters Yaba, and the Apapa
Area Command respectively that included customs officers, clearing agents, and
Controller, Jayne Shoboiki’s attention “… had been drawn to a call for her
removal by some members of National Association of Government Approved Freight
Forwarders (NAGAFF) led by its Vice President in charge of Air Logistics,
claimed bias in dealing with them, it appealed to stakeholders that the CAC was
open to attend to everyone equally and that the command remained focused on
suppressing smuggling, collection of appropriate duties and trade facilitation.
properly the requirements of importation under the new dispensation, and comply
appropriately in order to compliment efforts of the customs service in smooth