NAGAFF wants more banks at Abuja Airport

NAGAFF wants more banks at Abuja Airport

Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:21 pm

The Abuja chapter of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders of Nigeria, NAGAFF has written the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika to complain over what it described as sudden disappearance  of banking institutions   from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The Association noted in the letter that it is worrying that only one bank is presently operating within the premises of the of the Airport, a situation which it noted is affecting clearance of cargo and others businesses in NAIA.

“It’s  sad  to  say that  Nnamdi  Azikiwe International  Airport,  Abuja  has only one bank  operating within its  premises.  The association sees this as grossly inadequate taking cognizance of customers demand and achieving the Federal government policy of 24 hours cargo clearance possible,” NAGAFF said in the letter signed by Comrade  Sani  Balogun  on behalf of  Abuja  chapter Chairman.

The Association said the delay caused by lack of adequate number of financial institution within the Airport is also creating room for avoidable demurrage, thereby increasing the cost of doing business through the aviation facility.

The Association also said residents of housing estates in communities near the Airport are also finding it difficult to carry out financial transactions because of the situation.

NAGAFF therefore appeal to  the  Minister to  accommodate more  banks  within  the  Airport to  enable more  custom  duty  collection points and  to  facilitate better  environment  for  trading  and investment.

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