By Ajibola Abayomi,
July 24, 2019.
Controller Mohammed Garba Ubah of Seme Command, Nigeria Customs Serve (NCS) has suggested ways migrants could avail themselves opportunity granted by the Federal Government to improve their living conditions without enslaving themselves abroad.
He gave the tips while playing host to Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) delegation led by its President, Ajibola Abayomi paid a courtesy to his office.
Speaking, the controller said though he acknowledged that nationalities of nations move from one border to the other for economic and other reasons, he however said Nigerians could lash on the federal government’s incentive on exportation to earn both local and foreign currencies.
“There is zero tariff on all exported goods that are locally produced in Nigeria especially on agricultural products. Government is even offering cash incentives to encourage local production as well.
“I am saying this because many Nigerians that have turned themselves to illegal migrants can return home and take the opportunity” he said.
Ubah was quick to note that most borders towns need government presence in the area of infrastructure and facilities to fast track development.
He praised the federal government for commencing the reconstruction of Badagry-Seme international road saying it would boost business transactions across the border post.
According to him, whenever the road was completed all the check points would vanish to complement the ease of doing business.