19 May 2013, Lagos – THE Zonal Coordinator of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Zone ‘A’, Lagos; Victor Gbemudu has advised the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, to promote Made-in-Nigeria goods at the 2013 Lagos International Trade Fair.
Gbemudu, an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen On Sunday.
“We believe so much in trade facilitation. This regime, under the Comptroller- General, Abdullahi Dikko, has been canvassing for the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria goods.
“We want to encourage the Lagos Chamber of Commerce to support the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan through the coming trade fair.
“I also encourage the organisers to use the trade fair to create a forum where Made-in-Nigeria goods will be displayed abundantly,” he said.
Gbemudu said that the service was ready to partner with LCCI to ensure there was high demand by foreigners for locally manufactured goods during and after the fair.
He said that the Nigerian Export Promotion Council had been working hard to ensure that duties on exports were greatly reduced.
According to him, it will be a source of encouragement if more local manufacturers are able to export their goods.