In a bid to curb the corruption that has characterized the inspection of export trade in Nigeria, the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has appointed three Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PIAs) for non-oil export with a view to further enhance the nation’s export trade
In a memo issued, Wednesday, by Trade and Exchange department of CBN, and signed by Acting Director, Mrs O.L Ahuchogu, the three inspection agents were engaged on temporary basis pending when news PIAs will be appointed. The PIAs are Messrs Cobalt International Services Limited, Carmine Assayer Limited and Neroli Technologies Limited. According to the circular (TED/FEM/FPC/GEN.01/002), the PIAs were assigned to cover different regions of the country.
Cobalt was assigned to cover the South Western part to handle the land borders in Idiroko, Imeko, IIlara Ijoun, Ohumba, IIlashe, Ijoffin and Seme. It will also handle Tin-Can Apapa Port and Kiri-Kiri Lighter Terminal, KLT. For the North West, Carmine Assayer Limited will handle the land borders in Iilela Kangiwa, Kamba, DoleKainua, SabonBirni and Maigatari. It will also oversee trading activities in TuloTulo’a, Machina, Mallam Fatori, Doro Baga Wulgo, Gamboru, Sigael, Jilbe, Banki, Kirawa as well as the International Airport Kaduna, Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
March 8, 2018
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