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  •  Stakeholders in the automobile industry have appealed for the speedy passage of the Automobile Policy to engender growth in the industry At the Maiden Auto CEOs Forum held in Abuja on Thursday they also decried lack of an Auto Purchase Credit Scheme for Nigerians purchase vehicles on a staggered payment scheme They argued that if such scheme was made available people would be able to buy new vehicles and the business of local assemblers in the country would thrive Mr Remi Olaife Executive Director Nigeria Automobile Manufacturers Association NAMA said that lack of political will was the main constraint of the industry We are not ready as a country to move How long are we going to wait The Auto policy was approved during President Goodluck Jonathan administration and till date they are still trying to make it a law All what is said today has already been said If we do not have the political will nothing gets done The funds are there it is for us to decide what we want to do Representing the Director General of BPP the Director of Procurement Mr Eze Obasi urged the automobile companies to upgrade their status to enable them benefit from the bureau s policy Federal Government have a policy aimed at enabling indeginious firms to grow We recommend agencies to patronise upgraded companies who have met all the requirements of tax clearance CAC registration PENCOM certifications ITF and NSITF However there is need for a deliberate collaboration among you You also need to collaborate with smaller firms that can provide the necessary components you need to thrive If you are not registered with the bureau you cannot do business with the government Obasi said Earlier the former Acting Director General National Automotive Design and Development Council NADDC Lukman Mamood urged the NAMA to come together in one voice He said they should form a formidable force that would engage the government and relevant stakeholders on the way forward for the industry He said the objective of the policy was to establish a dynamic fiscal policy to attract and sustain investments It is aimed to one million automobiles for transport mining and agriculture attract FDI and renew Nigerian vehicle stock and reverse pressure on balance of payment and strengthen the naira It is also aimed at establishing automotive manufacturing infrastructure and increase industry employment among other things Mamood said He said the requirements for the industry s development however entailed incentives and supportive measures legislation market and skills development among other things The Controller of Customs Musa Baba said that the industry had to be private driven for effective and efficient growth On purchase of vehicles he said We have to look into financing of the industry that is the purchase of vehicles Also let us identify people who have true passion to push through the objectives of the forum Meanwhile the Chief Executive Officer Nord Automobiles Ltd Oluwatobi Atayi decried the non financing of automobile business in Nigeria due to high interest rate He urged that the National Automotive Council NAC levy on importation of vehicles to the country should be channeled as supposed to the automobile industry The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum was attended by stakeholders and players in the industry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stakeholders clamour speedy passage of automobile policy 
     Stakeholders in the automobile industry have appealed for the speedy passage of the Automobile Policy to engender growth in the industry At the Maiden Auto CEOs Forum held in Abuja on Thursday they also decried lack of an Auto Purchase Credit Scheme for Nigerians purchase vehicles on a staggered payment scheme They argued that if such scheme was made available people would be able to buy new vehicles and the business of local assemblers in the country would thrive Mr Remi Olaife Executive Director Nigeria Automobile Manufacturers Association NAMA said that lack of political will was the main constraint of the industry We are not ready as a country to move How long are we going to wait The Auto policy was approved during President Goodluck Jonathan administration and till date they are still trying to make it a law All what is said today has already been said If we do not have the political will nothing gets done The funds are there it is for us to decide what we want to do Representing the Director General of BPP the Director of Procurement Mr Eze Obasi urged the automobile companies to upgrade their status to enable them benefit from the bureau s policy Federal Government have a policy aimed at enabling indeginious firms to grow We recommend agencies to patronise upgraded companies who have met all the requirements of tax clearance CAC registration PENCOM certifications ITF and NSITF However there is need for a deliberate collaboration among you You also need to collaborate with smaller firms that can provide the necessary components you need to thrive If you are not registered with the bureau you cannot do business with the government Obasi said Earlier the former Acting Director General National Automotive Design and Development Council NADDC Lukman Mamood urged the NAMA to come together in one voice He said they should form a formidable force that would engage the government and relevant stakeholders on the way forward for the industry He said the objective of the policy was to establish a dynamic fiscal policy to attract and sustain investments It is aimed to one million automobiles for transport mining and agriculture attract FDI and renew Nigerian vehicle stock and reverse pressure on balance of payment and strengthen the naira It is also aimed at establishing automotive manufacturing infrastructure and increase industry employment among other things Mamood said He said the requirements for the industry s development however entailed incentives and supportive measures legislation market and skills development among other things The Controller of Customs Musa Baba said that the industry had to be private driven for effective and efficient growth On purchase of vehicles he said We have to look into financing of the industry that is the purchase of vehicles Also let us identify people who have true passion to push through the objectives of the forum Meanwhile the Chief Executive Officer Nord Automobiles Ltd Oluwatobi Atayi decried the non financing of automobile business in Nigeria due to high interest rate He urged that the National Automotive Council NAC levy on importation of vehicles to the country should be channeled as supposed to the automobile industry The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum was attended by stakeholders and players in the industry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stakeholders clamour speedy passage of automobile policy 
    General news2 months ago

    Stakeholders clamour speedy passage of automobile policy 

    Stakeholders in the automobile industry have appealed for the speedy passage of the Automobile Policy to engender growth in the industry.

    At the Maiden Auto CEOs Forum held in Abuja on Thursday, they also decried lack of an Auto Purchase Credit Scheme for Nigerians purchase vehicles on a staggered payment scheme.

    They argued that if such scheme was made available, people would be able to buy new vehicles and the business of local assemblers in the country would thrive.

    Mr Remi Olaife, Executive Director, Nigeria Automobile Manufacturers Association (NAMA)  said that lack of political will was the main constraint of the industry.

    ”We are not ready as a country to move.

    How long are we going to wait.

    ”The Auto policy was approved  during President Goodluck Jonathan administration and till date they are still trying to make it a law.

    ”All what is said today has already been said.

    If we do not have the political will, nothing gets done.

    The funds are there, it is for us to decide what we want to do.

    Representing the Director-General of BPP, the Director of Procurement, Mr Eze Obasi,  urged the automobile companies to upgrade their status to enable them benefit from the bureau’s policy.

    ”Federal Government have a policy aimed at enabling indeginious firms to grow.

    ”We recommend agencies to patronise upgraded companies who have met all the requirements of tax clearance, CAC registration, PENCOM certifications, ITF and NSITF.

    ”However, there is need for a deliberate collaboration among you.

    You also need to collaborate with smaller firms that can provide  the necessary components  you need to thrive.

    ”If you are not registered with the bureau, you cannot do business with the government,”Obasi said.

    Earlier, the former Acting Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council(NADDC), Lukman Mamood, urged the NAMA to come together in one voice.

    He said they should form a formidable force that would engage the government and relevant stakeholders on the way forward for the industry.

    He said the objective of the policy was to establish a dynamic fiscal policy to attract and sustain investments.

    ”It is aimed to one million automobiles for transport, mining and agriculture, attract FDI and renew Nigerian vehicle stock and reverse pressure  on balance of payment and strengthen the naira.

    ”It is also aimed at establishing automotive manufacturing infrastructure and increase industry employment among other things,” Mamood said.

    He said the requirements for the industry’s development, however, entailed incentives and supportive measures, legislation, market and skills development among other things.

    The Controller of Customs, Musa Baba, said that the industry had to be private driven for effective and efficient growth.

    On purchase of vehicles, he said: ”We have to look into financing of the industry, that is the purchase of vehicles.

    ”Also, let us identify people who have true passion to push through the objectives of the forum.

    ”Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer, Nord Automobiles Ltd., Oluwatobi Atayi, decried the non financing of automobile business in Nigeria due to high interest rate.

    He urged that the National Automotive Council (NAC) levy on importation of vehicles to the country should be channeled as supposed to the automobile industry.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum was attended by stakeholders and players in the industry.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ANLCA has shelved the planned strike over the 15 per cent National Automotive Council NAC levy due to the upcoming long holidays Alhaji Rilwan Amuni Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA said this in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Monday in Lagos The levy was recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service NCS on used imported vehicles a decision which didn t go down well with clearing agents in the country s maritime sector The agents argued that the NAC levy is mostly meant for new vehicles questioning the rationale behind the introduction of the duty on used vehicles ANLCA had on Friday announced plans to embark on a one day warning strike The circular said that the warning strike had been put on hold due to upcoming long holidays to mark Workers Day and Sallah celebrations Most of our colleagues are of the opinion that since we have only this week before then that we should allow members to take deliveries of pending jobs and also prepare well for a blissful holiday On our part we see no big deal about this because the Nigeria Labour Congress too do shelve strikes but some unscrupulous elements want to politicise it However we are unmindful of some communique from some imposters whose tenure as ANLCA leaders for four years had expired since April 16 claiming to now want to live up to the responsibility they never did since then If they had woken up from their slumber before their expiration we wouldn t have been where we are today it said The circular however pointed out that the youths were not with them It said that if they are not faceless leaders why are they only appearing on social media adding that the youth are challenging them to come out and address them President Zelensky of Ukraine is at the forefront of the war with his country people 247 fighting together with them and accessible to his subjects Please you people should come around and mobilise us together and address us on your good stewardship for four years then the youths will know they have you as leaders We are begging our genuine solidarity train not to be distracted by these leaders because politics might bring people together but everybody knows his or her leader he said The circular warned these leaders not to bring politics into the issue of NAC and Pre Arrival Assessment Report PAAR benchmarks NAN
    15% levy: Agents shelve planned strike by one week
     The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ANLCA has shelved the planned strike over the 15 per cent National Automotive Council NAC levy due to the upcoming long holidays Alhaji Rilwan Amuni Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA said this in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Monday in Lagos The levy was recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service NCS on used imported vehicles a decision which didn t go down well with clearing agents in the country s maritime sector The agents argued that the NAC levy is mostly meant for new vehicles questioning the rationale behind the introduction of the duty on used vehicles ANLCA had on Friday announced plans to embark on a one day warning strike The circular said that the warning strike had been put on hold due to upcoming long holidays to mark Workers Day and Sallah celebrations Most of our colleagues are of the opinion that since we have only this week before then that we should allow members to take deliveries of pending jobs and also prepare well for a blissful holiday On our part we see no big deal about this because the Nigeria Labour Congress too do shelve strikes but some unscrupulous elements want to politicise it However we are unmindful of some communique from some imposters whose tenure as ANLCA leaders for four years had expired since April 16 claiming to now want to live up to the responsibility they never did since then If they had woken up from their slumber before their expiration we wouldn t have been where we are today it said The circular however pointed out that the youths were not with them It said that if they are not faceless leaders why are they only appearing on social media adding that the youth are challenging them to come out and address them President Zelensky of Ukraine is at the forefront of the war with his country people 247 fighting together with them and accessible to his subjects Please you people should come around and mobilise us together and address us on your good stewardship for four years then the youths will know they have you as leaders We are begging our genuine solidarity train not to be distracted by these leaders because politics might bring people together but everybody knows his or her leader he said The circular warned these leaders not to bring politics into the issue of NAC and Pre Arrival Assessment Report PAAR benchmarks NAN
    15% levy: Agents shelve planned strike by one week
    Economy5 months ago

    15% levy: Agents shelve planned strike by one week

    The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has shelved the planned strike over the 15 per cent National Automotive Council (NAC) levy due to the upcoming long holidays.

    Alhaji Rilwan Amuni, Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA, said this in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

    The levy was recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on used imported vehicles, a decision which didn’t go down well with clearing agents in the country’s maritime sector.

    The agents argued that the NAC levy is mostly meant for new vehicles, questioning the rationale behind the introduction of the duty on used vehicles.

    ANLCA had on Friday announced plans to embark on a one-day warning strike.

    The circular said that the ‘warning strike’ had been put on hold due to upcoming long holidays to mark Workers’ Day and Sallah celebrations.

    “Most of our colleagues are of the opinion that since we have only this week before then, that we should allow members to take deliveries of pending jobs and also prepare well for a blissful holiday.

    “On our part, we see no big deal about this because the Nigeria Labour Congress too do shelve strikes but some unscrupulous elements want to politicise it.

    “However, we are unmindful of some communique from some ‘imposters’ whose tenure as ANLCA leaders for four years had expired since April 16, claiming to now want to live up to the responsibility they never did since then.

    “If they had woken up from their slumber before their expiration we wouldn’t have been where we are today,” it said.

    The circular, however, pointed out that the youths were not with them.

    It said that “if they are not faceless leaders why are they only appearing on social media adding that the youth are challenging them to come out and address them.

    “President Zelensky of Ukraine is at the ‘forefront’ of the war with his country people 247 fighting together with them and accessible to his subjects.

    “Please you people should come around and mobilise us together and address us on your good stewardship for four years then the youths will know they have you as leaders.

    “We are begging our genuine solidarity train not to be distracted by these leaders because politics might bring people together but everybody knows his or her leader,” he said.

    The circular warned these leaders not to bring politics into the issue of NAC and Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) benchmarks.

    (NAN)

  •  The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ANLCA says they will embark on a one day warning strike on April 25 over the introduction of 15 per cent National Automotive Council NAC levy Alhaji Rilwan Amuni Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA said this in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Friday in Lagos The levy was recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service NCS on used imported vehicles a decision which didn t go down well with clearing agents in the country s maritime sector The agents argued that the NAC levy is mostly meant for new vehicles questioning the rationale behind the introduction of the duty on used vehicles The circular said that the warning strike was a fall out of consultations among critical stakeholders We have consulted widely among critical stakeholders as par the 15 per cent NAC and illegal benchmarks on Pre Arrival Assessment Report PAAR It has been concluded that the 15 per cent NAC is a fraud and an obnoxious policy In view of this in conjunction with other stakeholders their will be a one day warning strike on April 25 by 10 00 a m prompt starting from our Holy Ground in front of Grimaldi And we will move down to Customs Area Controller CAC S of Port and Terminal Multi services Ltd PTML and Tincan enroute all other terminals in Tincan and Apapa it said The circular however expressed optimism that the authorities concerned would reverse the Illegal 15 per cent NAC and also review the benchmarks on PAAR within the next 48 hours It said that all members should be ready to down tools and ensure total shut down at the ports after the warning strike if the policy was not reversed Please note that April 25 and 26 is just a warning strike agents are allowed to do their jobs and tidy up against Wednesday in lieu of whether their will be a reverse or not it said Source Credit NAN
    Agents to shut down Lagos ports Monday over 15% levy
     The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ANLCA says they will embark on a one day warning strike on April 25 over the introduction of 15 per cent National Automotive Council NAC levy Alhaji Rilwan Amuni Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA said this in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Friday in Lagos The levy was recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service NCS on used imported vehicles a decision which didn t go down well with clearing agents in the country s maritime sector The agents argued that the NAC levy is mostly meant for new vehicles questioning the rationale behind the introduction of the duty on used vehicles The circular said that the warning strike was a fall out of consultations among critical stakeholders We have consulted widely among critical stakeholders as par the 15 per cent NAC and illegal benchmarks on Pre Arrival Assessment Report PAAR It has been concluded that the 15 per cent NAC is a fraud and an obnoxious policy In view of this in conjunction with other stakeholders their will be a one day warning strike on April 25 by 10 00 a m prompt starting from our Holy Ground in front of Grimaldi And we will move down to Customs Area Controller CAC S of Port and Terminal Multi services Ltd PTML and Tincan enroute all other terminals in Tincan and Apapa it said The circular however expressed optimism that the authorities concerned would reverse the Illegal 15 per cent NAC and also review the benchmarks on PAAR within the next 48 hours It said that all members should be ready to down tools and ensure total shut down at the ports after the warning strike if the policy was not reversed Please note that April 25 and 26 is just a warning strike agents are allowed to do their jobs and tidy up against Wednesday in lieu of whether their will be a reverse or not it said Source Credit NAN
    Agents to shut down Lagos ports Monday over 15% levy
    Economy5 months ago

    Agents to shut down Lagos ports Monday over 15% levy

    The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) says they will embark on a one-day warning strike on April 25, over the introduction of 15 per cent National Automotive Council (NAC) levy.

    Alhaji Rilwan Amuni, Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA, said this in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

    The levy was recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on used imported vehicles, a decision which didn’t go down well with clearing agents in the country’s maritime sector.

    The agents argued that the NAC levy is mostly meant for new vehicles, questioning the rationale behind the introduction of the duty on used vehicles.

    The circular said that the warning strike was a fall out of consultations among critical stakeholders.

    “We have consulted widely among critical stakeholders as par the 15 per cent NAC and “illegal benchmarks on Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR)”.

    “It has been concluded that the 15 per cent NAC is a fraud and an obnoxious policy.

    “In view of this, in conjunction with other stakeholders their will be a one-day warning strike on April 25 by 10:00 a.m. prompt, starting from our ‘Holy Ground’ in front of Grimaldi.

    “And we will move down to Customs Area Controller (CAC’S) of Port and Terminal Multi-services Ltd. (PTML) and Tincan enroute all other terminals in Tincan and Apapa,” it said.

    The circular, however, expressed optimism that the authorities concerned would reverse the “Illegal 15 per cent NAC and also review the benchmarks on PAAR” within the next 48 hours.

    It said that all members should be ready to down tools and ensure total shut down at the ports after the warning strike, if the policy was not reversed.

    “Please note that April 25 and 26 is just a ‘warning strike’, agents are allowed to do their jobs and tidy up against Wednesday in lieu of whether their will be a reverse or not,” it said.

    Source Credit: NAN