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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CUSTOMS SECTOR
The advent of Buhari’s civilian regime has been accompanied by a number of significant changes in the Nigerian customs sector, the most apparent of course being the recent change in leadership- Dikko Inde Abdullahi has been replaced by Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) in the position of Comptroller-General of Customs. And the Colonel has not wasted much time in setting out his primary agenda going forward for the agency. As of September 10, 2015, he was reported as having re-stated his mandate to undertake reforms and re-structuring to enhance the capacity of Nigeria Customs Service to generate more revenue, telling senior officers of the agency that the mandate he was given by the President consists of “three basic things: go to Customs, reform Customs, restructure Customs and increase the revenue generation, simple.” As you can imagine, shipping companies like ourselves, importers, exporters, clearing agencies, and indeed all parties vested in the trans-border trade, are very interested in knowing the full ramifications of this agenda. Does this mean that customs agents will be probing deeper into our pockets, and further slashing our profit margins? Or, will we be assured of greater quality of service for our money at the ports? Or, will the agency be working hard to ensure that a greater part of monies paid by us to customs officials will actually end up in government coffers, instead of serving to line the personal wallets of agents themselves? Surely we speak for all, when we say that we hope either or both of the latter two scenarios turns out to be the case, and not the first. Ugochukwu Nnadi, an official of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), as a matter of fact, is reported to have implored the Customs Comptroller General to use his office to advise the government to consider reversing some policies including some commodities on the import prohibition list to help maximize revenue generation. He noted that restriction of importation of certain items into the country has caused more harm than good for the country. Likewise, The Shippers’ Association Lagos State (SALS) on its part, asked Ali to look into un-receipted payments made by shippers to Customs operatives. All that being said; we wish Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali, a successful and fruitful tenure as Comptroller-General of Customs. God’s speed, Sir!!
05 October, 2015

Port Harcourt Office Re-Loaded!
We are pleased to inform our clients and partners that we have changed our Port Harcourt base from 66 Ordinance Road, Trans Amadi To Plot 10, Close 1, Agumagu Street, by Mopol 19, GRA Phase 4, Port Harcourt You can be rest assured as always that this is a key strategic move on our part, in our unending commitment to serve you even better. Feel free to drop by anytime and pay us a visit. You’ll be mighty glad you came.
05 October, 2015

Update
we are here in Abuja to serve you better
09 September, 2015

We have gone live!!

03 September, 2011

We are doing a promo
Sailbond limited has stepped up her online presence with a brand new website. The website now features details about the company, its products and services
02 September, 2011

New shipping route added
Sailbond limited has stepped up her online presence with a brand new website. The website now features details about the company, its products and services
02 September, 2011

Sailbond redesigns their website
Sailbond limited has stepped up her online presence with a brand new website. The website now features details about the company, its products and services
02 September, 2011