The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has moved to sanction exporters who ship out goods without Nigerian Export Proceed (NXP) numbers.
While making the disclosure during a virtual meeting with representatives of some shipping lines, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, noted that it has been discovered that many shipping companies do not comply with the Federal Government’s directives that such shipments carry NXP number.
The Form NXP is a mandatory document to be completed by all exporters through authorized dealer bank for shipment of goods outside Nigeria irrespective of the value and whether or not payment is involved. Any customer willing to engage in export business is required to register with the Nigeria Export Promotion Council.
The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, on his part, said the Shipper’s Council in partnership with the CBN has carried out 3 sensitization meetings in Lagos and Port Harcourt to educate shipping companies and exporters on the need to implement the directive on the NXP.
In a statement by the Head, Public Relations of Nigeria Shippers Council, Rakiya Zubairu, Bello pointed out that the NSC would work with other agencies of government to ensure full compliance so that exports without the NXP are discontinued.
The CBN governor said that cargoes will be turned back if exporters do not comply with the auto system that has been put in place.
Emefiele stated, “We are going to set up an auto system, where if someone wants to send cargo, copies of the NXP form will be sent directly to you. So, that if you don’t have it online on your system where the NXP has been registered, you turn back that cargo.
He further said; “You cannot accept any number and use it as a basis for shipping. We are not going to allow that. That is not acceptable. If you don’t see NXP Forms, that cargo should be turned back.”
This is seen as part of the measure being put in place by the apex bank to ensure that exporters fully declare and remit their export proceeds to the banks.
Nairametrics had reported in August, the CBN’s directive to all banks in the country to submit the names, addresses and Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) of exporters that have defaulted in repatriating their exports proceeds for further action. This will help government better manage its foreign exchange resources in the face of dollar scarcity.
Federal Government declares Thursday October 29 public holiday, to mark Eidl-Mawlid
Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a public holiday to mark the Eidul-Mawlid.
The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a public holiday to mark the Eidul-Mawlid.
This disclosure was made by the honourable Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola congratulated muslim faithfuls both at home and abroad for the opportunity to observe this year’s celebration. He further enjoined them to show love, patience and perseverance.
In the light of the aforementioned facts, the minister urged Muslims to detest or shun lawlessness, looting and daylight robbery which undermine National security and safety.
Ogbeni Aregbesola, who described the youths as the hope and future of the nation, advised them to deepen democracy and not dampen it.
For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process.
What you should know:
Eid Mawlid is an annual celebration for Muslims meant to marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.
Just-in: President Buhari reappoints Yakubu as INEC Chairman for second term
President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term.
This disclosure was made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term in office’.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.’’
#EndSARS protest: Hoodlums loot 110 tractors in Yola
Hoodlums looted the North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Warehouse In Yola state.
Due to the ongoing demonstrations against police brutality tagged “EndSARS” protest, hoodlums have stolen at least 110 tractors and other farm implements from the North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Warehouse In Yola.
Confirming this development to TheVanguard, was the chairman of NECAS, Alhaji Sadiq Umar-Daware, who also revealed that the hoodlums also broke into the main warehouses of the Rice Farmers Association and Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria, carting away valuables which include farm inputs and fertilisers.
What they are saying
Commenting on the latest development, Mr. Umar-Daware, said: “They did not only took tonnes of produce, but they also made away with the farm inputs for the dry season farming and the offices of Rice Farmers Association, Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria (MFAN) and the NECAS were also looted and vandalised.
Commenting further, he said: “What they took away include tonnes of rice, beans, maize, sorghum and millets, and computers, tables, chairs, office equipment, water dispensers and cash,’’ he said.
Mr. Umar noted that complaints have been forwarded to security agencies, although the organization is still awaiting a formal response. He, however, urged people in Adamawa and its environs to be on the lookout for anybody in possession of the tractors, and report to NECAS, RIFAN and MFAN officials for recovery and necessary action.
What you should know
NECAS is involved in agriculture-related services and human capacity development across the North-East region States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe.
Since its establishment in 2018, the association has expanded its scope of activities, especially through the Federal Government, CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), mechanisation drive, and partnerships with development agencies.