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‘Wharf touchdown charges assortment by Lagos authorized’

‘Wharf touchdown charges assortment by Lagos authorized’

By Adeyinka Aderibigbe

Wharf touchdown assortment charges on autos and different merchandise touchdown on the Lagos Ports are authorized, the the state Wharf Touchdown Company Chairman Chief Gboyega Salvador-Adebayo, has mentioned.

Salvador-Adebayo, who was responding to an alleged clamp down on 15 autos by the company for refusing to pay the charges, mentioned  members of the Nigeria Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) and different Maritime union have been conscious of the wharf touchdown charges assortment.

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In response to him, the Lagos State Wharf Touchdown Charges Accumulating Authority Regulation was enacted in 2009, by the state Home Meeting, sequel to the approvals by the workplace of the Joint Tax Board and the Federal Ministry of Finance in 2001 and 2002.

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The company chief mentioned, in line with the regulation, vehicles, buses and vehicles leaving the ports, are anticipated to pay the  authorized charges.

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He mentioned: “The brokers claimed they pay N200 and they’re issued a receipt. Let me state that the least of the wharf touchdown charges is N300 for vehicles and we don’t difficulty receipt. We solely give stickers. The company solely points receipt to people who pay penalty to the state authorities account.”

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He mentioned any particular person in possession of products on which wharf touchdown price is charged, whether or not as proprietor, shipper, transporter or agent, shall be liable to pay.

Salvador-Adebayo mentioned  wharf touchdown charges collectors will not be thugs as claimed by the brokers and different maritime unions.They’re accumulating income for the Lagos State Authorities and majority of them are graduates, he added.

‘Wharf touchdown charges assortment by Lagos authorized’

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